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Irene Wittig Author

Member Since: 08/2022


Irene Wittig was born in Rome days after its liberation, to a Viennese Jewish mother who’d found a modicum of safety in Italy. Memories of her Viennese family and the fellow refugees and people displaced by war that she grew up with in New York lie at the core of her novel ALL THAT LINGERS. She absorbed their stories of loss, of difficult decisions and survival against the odds, of rebuilding lives, even of triumph. She came to understand how much of the past lingers for everyone who suffers loss and injustice, and how it manifests itself in sorrow, anger, the loss of trust and even faith. Yet resilience is proof that hope lingers as well for without it the struggle would never be worthwhile.