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The History of Love (Penguin Essentials)

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Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, The History of Love explores the lasting power of the written word and the lasting power of love. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
'When I was born my mother named me after every girl in a book my father gave her called The History of Love. . . '
Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author.
Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer. He spends his days dreaming of the love lost that sixty years ago in Poland inspired him to write a book. And although he doesn't know it yet, that book also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing lives. . .
'Wonderfully affecting...brilliant, touching and remarkably poised' Sunday Telegraph
'A tender tribute to human valiance. Who could be unmoved by a cast of characters whose daily battles are etched on out mind in such diamond-cut prose?' Independent on Sunday
'Devastating...one of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one's breath away' Spectator
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ISBN-13: 9780241973639
ISBN-10: 0241973635
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Penguin Essentials

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Nicole Krauss was born in New York in 1974. Her first novel Man Walks into a Room, to be published by Penguin in 2006, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn.

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A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son, and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he s still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill, and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty. Vertiginously exciting. New York Times At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious. Washington Post Krauss writers like an angel. Guardian One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one s breath away. Spectator It restores your faith in fiction. It restores all sorts of faith Ali Smit It s the sort of book that makes life bearable after all. Miami Herald Nicole Krauss has been hailed by theNew York Times as one of America s most important novelists. She is the author of the international bestseller Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. "