Yoel Blum travels to Amsterdam for his Dutch book translation.
By visiting Amsterdam, he breaks a promise to his mother who has passed away some time ago.
While visiting a local museum with his wife, Yoel views an old faded movie clip. He is stunned to recognize someone in the short, archival trailer and finds himself overwhelmed with a need to explore what he has seen.
Unable to accept it as coincidence, Yoel is convinced that he was meant to see the old film and sets out on an unexpected quest to unravel the mystery of his past.
An excellent narrative of Amsterdam’s Jewish history during WWII and Nazi occupied Netherlands, Elon’s writing is descriptive and detailed.
Through Yoel’s writing, Elon takes the reader into Yoel’s personal inner struggle, and on his journey of reflecting on his life, and self-discovery.
House on Endless Waters is not a fast read – it steadily and quietly engrosses the reader the further along in the book you go, and it is well worth the time.
Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for the read of Emuna Elon’s, House on Endless Waters.
The opinions expressed in my reviews are my own.