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Author Resurrects City, Redefines Holocaust Fiction

Scott E. Blumenthal creates a new kind of holocaust fiction, by recreating Rovno Poland (a Holocaust-ravaged community) through interviews with actual survivors, intensive research and a page from a 75 year old phone book.

Raleigh, NC, February 04, 2014 --( It began with an interview of a survivor. Then another. Then a dozen more. Then the translation of diaries, letters, and four pages from a tattered phone book. Soon, author Scott E. Blumenthal had resurrected pre-war Rovno, Poland—the region’s “cultural pearl”—from its twisting cobblestone alleyways to its labyrinthine pine forest, where tens of thousands were slaughtered over two dark days in November 1941.

Blumenthal brings the once-thriving city to life in "The Kiss" (available worldwide through Ingram Content), a remarkable new novel about three extraordinary young musicians who are forced to play during a massacre of their community.

Ari L. Goldman, author of The Search for God at Harvard and former New York Times editor, calls "The Kiss" “a breathtaking novel that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.”

"The Kiss" continues the conversation inspired by "The Book Thief" in its triumph of the human spirit at a time of great darkness. But it also represents a new kind of Holocaust fiction—one that blends memory, myth, horror—even humor—to capture a voice that speaks directly to a new generation of writers and readers, while honoring those that came before.

Scott is available for interviews and discussions. Please contact Attic Books and Promotions at 304-490-9308 for questions and to schedule an interview with Scott.

Quail Ridge Books & Music will host the official book launch of The Kiss on Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m.
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Attic Books and Promotions
Tina Metzer
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The Kiss tells the story of three extraordinary musicians in prewar Poland who are forced to play during a massacre of their city.
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