Testament review: Kim Sherwood and the horror of inherited trauma

This Holocaust novel from Kim Sherwood traces the legacy of that horror to the third generation. Eva’s grandfather Joseph Silk is a renowned artist. When he dies, the nation mourns, and public grief seems to intrude on Eva’s private mourning. But when she receives a call from the Jewish Museum, asking to display her grandfather’s testament, Eva is drawn to discover his experience of camps and death marches, a time her grandfather never talked about.

Read the review by Cameron Woodhead in The Sydney Morning Herald.