People of the Book - Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996 - An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940 Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996

I – Thirty-year-old Hanna Heath’s decision to accept the job to analyze and conserve the famous and sacred Sarajevo Haggadah, she admits, is not her usual kind of job because she has come to work in the war-torn city of Sarajevo, just after the end of the Bosnian War. Hanna has traveled from Australia to work in the boardroom of a bank under the eyes of two bank guards, two Bosnian guards, and two Danish U.N. guards, as well as official U.N. observer, the Scottish Sikh Hamish Sajjan. Hanna lays out the tools she will use, including camera, scalpels, proves, wheat paste, linen threads, gold leaf, gelatin, and glassine envelopes. Most of the materials she uses – such as gold leaf – she makes herself to ensure the quality of the work she...

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