Rescue. Anita Diamant’s novel, Day After Night, presents four young women who come together in 1945 when they arrive at Atlit, a British internment camp in Palestine. As illegal immigrants who found passage away from the scars of their wartime lives in Europe, these four women display dimensions of ongoing shock, both from their recent experiences, and in arriving at a place of incarceration when they expected to start new lives. Each woman finds rescue, of one sort or another, as Diamant takes readers behind the barbed wire of Atlit, and into the personal stories of these women. Thanks to Diamant’s fine writing, I felt as if I were in Atlit with those women, and I came to understand their fears and hopes.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)