D.M. Thomas’ modern classic of enduring emotional power was heralded by Salman Rushdie as a novel of ‘blazing imagination and intellectual thought’.
It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision of the wounds of our century and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, The White Hotel attempts nothing less than to reconcile the notion of individual destiny with that of historical fate.