Brimstone Corner Press
by Larry Duberstein
Five Bullets by Larry Duberstein is an extraordinary short novel about one man’s experience of the Holocaust from its beginnings in Europe to the end of his life more than 50 years later in the United States.
Brimstone Corner Press, a small publisher based in New England, is proud to offer such a well acclaimed book as our first title.
Readings by the author will be posted as they become finalized.
Five Bullets can be purchased directly from the publisher and will be available from Brodart Distributors and Amazon. For special multiple copy rates for book stores, book clubs, and classes, e-mail email@example.com.
the Reviews -- excerpts
"Duberstein alternates between Karel's life in Europe and Carl's in America, taking readers to the year 2000, when for a dying Carl, past and present begin to merge in a sensitive ending. Through it all, Duberstein treats readers to Karel's introspective, intelligent and ironic view on all that comes to pass. He's a memorable, complex character. One man, two lives. Duberstein (The Twoweeks, 2012, etc.) creates a powerful story of humanity and inhumanity in this tale of war, survival and healing." Kirkus Reviews--see full review
“More people learn about the Holocaust from fiction than from anything else, and readers will learn more from Duberstein’s daring, elegant, introspective masterpiece than any other novel I know. Five Bullets is a new page in the career of one of America’s great anti-establishment writers.” Theodore Rosengarten--see full review
"...the tremendous success of Duberstein’s story is that Karel’s reclamation takes a lifetime. Duberstein never lets pure horror or momentary beauty disconnect the reader from the story he has to tell. He balances each vignette of this one man’s two lives on a foundation of masterful writing." Foreword Reviews--see full review
"A tragic, hopeful, finely wrought novel about the possibility of possibility even under impossible circumstances, Larry Duberstein’s Five Bullets offers a heartrending examination of the Holocaust and its aftermath. [...] Haunting as it is compelling, Five Bullets offers an engaging, intelligent meditation on memory, hope, and survival." Small Press Reviews--see full review
"Five Bullets brings to life the harrowing deaths of uncountable Jews, and the wounded futures of survivors. It holds loves and griefs of many kinds in glorious balance, makes history real, and allows the reader to see behind that wall, to the truth of true lives. It’s a truly wonderful read." Goodreads -- see full review