Do you like retellings?
I love retellings! Add to that a story about the Holocaust? Yes, please! So many things gave shape to this novel: the stepmother giving the children German names to ensure their survival, Magda the Witch taking them in, the father’s love for his children, the stepmother’s ultimate sacrifice, and Hansel’s need to be the responsible one. Maybe Hansel and Gretel weren’t forgotten in the forest on purpose. Maybe they were kept away from the likes of hungry men in this war-torn world.