J SS Bach

J SS Bach is the story of three generations of women from either side of Germany’s 20th Century horror story – one side, a Jewish family from Vienna, the other linked to a ranking Nazi official at Dachau concentration camp – who suffer the consequences of what men do. Fast forward to 1990s California, and two survivors from the families meet. Rosa is a young Australian musicologist; Otto is a world-famous composer and cellist. Music and history link them. A novel of music, the Holocaust, love, and a dog.

Award-winning author Martin Goodman has written ten books, both fiction and nonfiction, and a theme common to much of his fiction is the exploration of war guilt. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull.


On Martin Goodman’s writing:

“Fascinating… Goodman writes enchantingly” – The Literary Review

“Martin Goodman’s work is literary and intimate” – Financial Times



Publication Date

November 2018


J SS Bach on the Wrecking Ball Press website