Based on true incidents, this complex novel remembers the 1943 staging of Tagore's play Dakghar in a Warsaw ophanage run by Dr. Janusz Korczak, days before 200 orphanage children, staff, and Dr. Korczak were sent by railcars to the Treblinka Death Camp.
This is the true story of Hans Schroeder, a young German mesmerized by the Hitler Youth aura who finds himself with a SS Panzer division on the Russian front where he is captured and taken prisoner. Years later, he is released from a Siberian prisoner-of-war camp and returns to Wiesbaden, his beautiful German hometown. Those were years of great hardship in postwar Germany. Hans is lucky to find a job in Hans Wiegel's toy shop, falls in love with Eva, and eventually decides to emigrate to the USA.
This is an imaginary drama in verse in which US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pleads with President George Bush, Jr., to be allowed to chronicle the glorious presidency of Mr. Bush after his second inauguration. Of course, he is allowed to do so. Thus emerges a gentle satire which is also a social commentary of our time, replete with a large cast which includes Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, the Ghost of Saddam Hussain, and others, not to mention a sombre 'Chorus of the Homeless' providing a rational commentary throughout. An echo of Greek tragedies of yore.
An unlikely love story of a Cree maiden from Canada's James Bay and a descendant of the first settlers of Northern Canada who came from the Orkneys of Scotland to work for the Hudson Bay Company 300 years ago. A bittersweet tale of love, redemption, wisdom, racist attitudes, and marginalization of Canada's First Nations women spanning 300 years into the present days of missing and murdered aboriginal women.