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Three Hungarian families live in a charmed world before World War II.  Then after the war, the childhood relationships between Balint, Iren and Blanka alter and inform who they become. They are also periodically visited and companioned by the ghost of little Henriette, killed during the German occupation. This harrowing but deeply engaging novel poses difficult questions about betrayal and human weakness and why we often love most fiercely those who least deserve it. When reading Szabo’s flawless prose, it’s easy to forget we read her in translation. That’s down to the skill and sensitivity of translator Len Rix. 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781681371528
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Published: New York Review of Books - September 12th, 2017

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Geoff Dyer always dreamed of writing a definitive study of  D.H. Lawrence. But doing research felt like putting off writing, and he couldn’t write without doing sufficient research.  As Dyer endlessly circles his subject, procrastinates, dithers about, and goes off on red herrings, he takes his readers along for a ride, and the result is hilarious. In the end, he produces a marvelous portrait of Lawrence as well as a book on the agonies of writing. If you’re a serious reader and have put off reading it, take it with you to the beach this summer.
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ISBN: 9780312429461
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Published: Picador USA - November 10th, 2009

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This slender volume is quite a departure for Knausgaard, whose six-volume epic My Struggle centered on a difficult father-son relationship. Here, a devoted father describes everyday objects for his unborn daughter. In one, he writes of a family photograph, everything about their lives stripped away, so that what remains is “what we ourselves don’t see… that our lives are written in our faces and our bodies, but in a language so foreign we don’t even know it is a language.” Everything from buttons to fingers to rubber boots and oil tankers feels remarkable and strange.
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563300
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Published: Penguin Press - August 22nd, 2017

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