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The Wherewithal

A Novel in Verse

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“Gripping, eloquent, moving, this is a powerful tale about what remains hidden and/or unspeakable in history.” —Elie Wiesel

This astonishing novel in verse tells the story of a haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco building and translating his mother’s diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre that took place in Poland in 1941. Wildly inventive, dark, beautiful and unrelenting, The Wherewithal is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war.

Reviews

The Wherewithal is a horrifying and eloquent book.” — The Independent

“Schultz’s book is full of magnificent language and trenchant philosophical juxtapositions...” — The Jewish Chronicle

“One of the strongest literary renditions of the Shoah I know.” — Saul Friedlander, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Years of Extermination

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