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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918911-9
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918912-6
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
  • Keywords
    • Historical fiction,
    • Pre-war Poland,
    • Krakow during World War Two,
    • Concentration camps,
    • The Holocaust,
    • World War II,
    • Wartime love stories

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The Dark Clouds Above Us
by Brianna Tran

Kraków, Poland, 1927: when Evette, a young Polish-Jewish woman meets the handsome and charming Frank, she falls in love instantly. But after he becomes abusive, she must leave him to raise their infant son with the help of her grandmother and friends. By 1938, Evette has started a new family with her husband Eric and her son, and they begin facing hardships and prejudice in a society that is quickly turning against Jewish people. By 1942, the family has been uprooted from their home and forced to live in squalor in the Krakow ghetto. Evette and Eric must work at a shoe factory to support her son and their three year-old daughter, where they witness friends and neighbours suffer horrors at the hands of the brutal SS officers. The family is soon snatched from the ghetto and taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp. When Evette becomes separated from her husband and children on the first day, she knows she must do everything in her power to stay alive until they can be reunited.

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Brianna Tran has always been interested in creative writing and history, and she has read extensively about the Holocaust and World War II. She was inspired to write this book after seeing the movie Schindler’s List. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband, William, and two mischievous cats. Like her main character, Evette, Brianna was raised by her maternal grandmother. The Dark Clouds Above Us is her first novel.


Brianna Tran

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