The Wherewithal : A Novel in Verse

The Wherewithal : A Novel in Verse

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
""One of the strongest literary renditions of the Shoah I know."--Saul Friedlander, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Years of Extermination. This astonishing novel in verse tells the story of Henryk Wyrzykowski, a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mother's diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941. Wildly inventive, dark, beautiful, and unrelenting, The Wherewithal is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393240948
Branch Call Number: FICTION SCHUL...P
Characteristics: 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 20, 2018

Giving this a star rating really cheapens the book. It is a tough read, but rewarding. It moves through 6 different hells of the 20th century. The words and images will stay in your mind - remarkable poetry - truth laid bare.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GL

To Top