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The People in the Photo by Hélène Gestern (transl. by Emily Boyce): A beautifully constructed page turner | A life in books
The People in the Photo seemed an entirely appropriate novel to read after finishing Ben Watt’s reconstruction of his parents’ story. It begins with a description of a photograph from a local Swiss newspaper: three young people – two men and a woman – are bathed in sunlight against an Alpine backdrop, wearing white and …