Katalin Street - Magda Szabo

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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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By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681371528
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 12th, 2017

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