Great House

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Great House Fiction
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Nicole Krauss's international bestseller novel The History of Love (2005) won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina prizes. In this new novel, a reclusive American novelist has been writing for twenty-five years at the desk she inherited from a young Chilean poet who disappeared in Pinochet's Chile; one day a girl claiming to be the poet's daughter arrives to take the desk away, sending the writer's life for a loop. Across the ocean, in the lush suburbs of London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers, among her papers, a lock of hair that unravels a terrible secret. In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer slowly reassembles his father's study, plundered by the Nazis in Budapest in 1944. Connecting these stories is a desk of many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or have given it away. As the narrators of GREAT HOUSE make their confessions, the desk takes on more and more meaning, and comes finally to stand for all that has been taken from them, and all that binds them to what has disappeared. 289p.

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