Winter Kept Us Warm (Paperback)
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"Every word here feels set down with care and fierce conscience. The resulting narrative glows." --San Francisco Chronicle A novel of rich details and landscapes, Winter Kept Us Warm follows three friends through six decades -- from postwar Berlin to Manhattan, 1960s Los Angeles to contemporary Morocco. A twisting narrative reveals their mysteries in fragments, examining their long-ago love triangle and how it changed their lives forever. "In many ways, this is a novel about absence -- the absence of those most harmed by the war; the emotional absence felt inside relationships, romantic or otherwise . . . These characters are in the thick of their lives, and Raeff shows us their fullness in quick sketches, the way a skilled artist may convey movement and attitude with only a few penciled lines." --Los Angeles Times "This novel is a profound success that manages to take its place in the canon of excellent war literature while also maintaining a kind of magical surreality . . . This is an astonishing read, a best-of, and a masterful treatise on enduring." --Lambda Literary "A wonderful novel." --Margot Livesey, author of Mercury and Criminals
About the Author
ANNE RAEFF's short story collection, The Jungle Around Us, won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The collection was a finalist for the California Book Award and named one of the 100 Best Books of 2016 by San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica, among other places. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.