Day After Night is based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than 200 prisoners from the Atlit internment camp – a prison for illegal immigrants run by the British military off the coast of the Mediterranean.
The story is told through the yes of four young women at the camp with profoundly different stories. An unforgettable story of tragedy and redemption, in a novel that re-imagines a moment in history with stunning eloquence.
Our Monday night readers found this book thought provoking, making you think on a more personal basis of what really happened after the Second World War, particularly what it was like for misplaced people. There was comment about the numerous WW II novels that are around today and are the stories coming from the grandparents of today’s young writers. An interesting thought, for it is these stories that need to be passed down to future generations and they may be more likely to heard by a young generation through fiction.