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The afterlife of stars, Joseph Kertes

Label
The afterlife of stars
Title
The afterlife of stars
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kertes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The Afterlife of Stars moved me more than any other novel I've read in recent memory." --Tim O'Brien When Russian tanks roll into the public squares of Budapest to crush the Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee with their family to the Paris townhouse of their great-aunt Hermina. The year is 1956 and as their country changes forever, these two boys transform as well, confronting danger and wonders previously unknown. As they travel through minefields both real and imagined, Robert and Attila grapple with sibling rivalry, family secrets and incalculable loss. Along the way they encounter mysterious fellow travelers, bewildering sights of a nation in transition and surprising hilarity, all in pursuit of the one place they thought they'd lost forever: home. Elegant, tender and deeply funny, Joseph Kertes has crafted a journey filled with adventure and heartbreak. A meditation on both family and displacement, THE AFTERLIFE OF STARS is a tale of perseverance, faith and the unbreakable bond of brotherhood"--
  • "When Russian tanks roll into the public squares of Budapest to crush the Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee with their family to the Paris townhouse of their great-aunt Hermina. The year is 1956 and as their country changes forever, these two boys transform as well, confronting danger and wonders previously unknown. As they travel through minefields both real and imagined, Robert and Attila grapple with sibling rivalry, family secrets and incalculable loss. Along the way they encounter mysterious fellow travelers, bewildering sights of a nation in transition and surprising hilarity, all in pursuit of the one place they thought they'd lost forever: home"--
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1951-
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Kertes, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Jewish
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The afterlife of stars, Joseph Kertes
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Publication
Control code
BK0018807458
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780316308113
Lccn
2016016820
Label
The afterlife of stars, Joseph Kertes
Publication
Control code
BK0018807458
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780316308113
Lccn
2016016820

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