Germantown Jewish Centre presents "3G: Writing the Third Generation of the Shoah" with author Daniel Torday
Morning Minyan begins at 9:00AM in the Charry Lobby
Yom HaShoah Program follows directly after (books will be available for purchase)
Join author Daniel Torday as he reads from his debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, and discusses the process of interrogating his family's WWII history as a grandchild of survivors.
In the words of Karen Russell (author of Swamplandia!): “According to Tim O'Brien, ‘A true war story, if truly told, makes the stomach believe.’ Daniel Torday knows how to tell a true war story, and The Last Flight of Poxl West is a stunning debut. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Last Flight of Poxl West resurrects a chapter of World War II that was a complete surprise... It's the viscerally-gripping, eye-wateringly moving first-person account of a young Czech Jew who flew missions for the RAF during World War II; it's also a profound and timely meditation on the desire for justice, retribution, and redemption. This book is...wise, and unbelievably generous. Its ending left me speechless.”
Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and an International Dublin Literary Award nominee. Torday's work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, n+1, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House, and has been honored in both the Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays series. A two-time National Jewish Book Award winner and a finalist for the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, he is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College.