Day After Night

Anita Diamant, Author, Dagmara Dominczyk, Read by
Anita Diamant, Author, Dagmara Dominczyk, Read by Simon & Schuster Audio $29.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-9839-2
Reviewed on: 09/07/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009
Diamant's interpretation of the founding of Israel centers on several young women, many of them survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, attempting an escape from another camp, this one a British internment center in Palestine. Dagmara Dominczyk is good with the panoply of European accents evinced by Diamant's characters, and does an adequate job with the Hebrew and Yiddish gutturals, but some of the basics flummox her: the name of one of the book's protagonists should be pronounced SHAYN-del, not Shayn-DEL. These jarring mistakes notwithstanding, Dominczyk is adept at modulating her voice, using shifts in timber, intonation, and accent bring each of Diamant's heroines to life. A Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Jul. 6).
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