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By Martin Goodman

J SS Bach

Released 6th March 2019

J SS Bach is the story of three generations of women from either side of Germany’s 20th Century horror story – one side, a Jewish family from Vienna, the other linked to a ranking Nazi official at Dachau concentration camp – who suffer the consequences of what men do.
Fast forward to 1990s California, and two survivors from the families meet. Rosa is a young Australian musicologist; Otto is a world-famous composer and cellist. Music and history link them. A novel of music, the Holocaust, love, and a dog.

‘Most moving and impressive. In J SS Bach Martin Goodman manages an original slant on what has become all too familiar – the ‘Holocaust novel’ – and has created something really worthwhile as a result. It is beautifully structured and has a distinctive and haunting tone. Altogether a very clever and memorable piece of work that deserves to do well.’
– Simon Mawer, author of The Glass Room

Award-winning author Martin Goodman has written ten books, both fiction and nonfiction, and a theme common to much of his fiction is the exploration of war guilt. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull.

On Martin Goodman’s writing:

“Fascinating… Goodman writes enchantingly” – The Literary Review

“Martin Goodman’s work is literary and intimate” – Financial Times



Additional Information

Weight .850 kg
Dimensions 22 x 14 x 2.7 cm

Product Detail

  • Pages : 300
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Language : English
  • Publisher : Wrecking Ball Press
  • ISBN : 978-1-903110-62-1
  • Dimensions : 22 x 14 x 2.7 cm
  • Released : 06.03.2018

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