Mischling - Affinity Konar
In Mischling (Lee Boudreaux, $27), Affinity Konar introduces two unforgettable protagonists, twin sisters Stasha and Pearl. Housed in Mengele’s “zoo” in Auschwitz, where experiments are performed on twins, Stasha and Pearl face unspeakable cruelty. Their story is told in their own alternating voices, bringing to life their world in the camp and their existence after liberation. The pair’s hatred for Mengele, their love for one another and their fellow prisoners, and their incredible hope for the future in the face of such barbarism give urgency and energy to the story. Original and very memorable, Stasha and Pearl are remarkable tellers of their own story.