A poignant memoir of lives cleaved by war, Otto and Daria is the first-hand account of Eric (or Otto) Koch. As a Jewish refugee from WWII Germany, Otto first left his country for England, and later arrived in Canada, where he was for a time imprisoned in a camp. The counterpoint to Otto's recollections are the letters from his long-distance love interest, Daria Hambourg, a London girl of bohemian temperament, unusual literary talents and a distinguished, but restrictive, family background. These parallel writings tell the story of two young people caught in the grip of history, and together show what you have to give up in order to move forward.
About the author
Eric Koch is author of numerous novels, including The Man Who Knew Charlie Chaplin, Icon in Love: A Novel About Goethe, Earrings: Baden-Baden, 1883, and most recently, Arabian Nights, 1914: A Novel about Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Other titles by Eric Koch
Tommy Douglas, Maureen Forrester, Mackenzie King, Igor Gouzenko, Maurice Duplessis, Camillien Houde, Vincent Massey & Andrew Allan
The Golden Years
Encounters with Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Lester B. Pearson, Rene Leveques and John G. Diefenbaker
The Weimar Triangle
I Remember the Location Exactly
The Man who Knew Charlie Chaplin
A Novel about the Weimar Republic
A Wartime Blunder