Paperback. Pub Date :2007-01-04 Pages: 208 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books Poland. 1939. The comfortable. secure world of assimilated Jews is blown away by the invasion of the Third Reich. Macieks father disappears into the wars vortex . leaving the orphaned child with his acerbic and beautiful Aunt Tania. It is her cool inventiveness. in their dramatic flight through a landscape of oppression. that will ensure their fragile survival.
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Louis Begley was born in 1933 in Poland. Among his novels are Wartime Lies (1991), About Schmidt (1996), Mistler's Exit (1998), Schmidt Delivered (2000), Shipwreck (2003). He has received the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Fiction Award, the Irish Times - Aer Lingus Book Prize, the Prix Médicis Étranger (all for Wartime Lies), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. He lives in New York.From the Inside Flap:
"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity."
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As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once closetted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, Maciek escapes with his aunt Tania. Together they endure the war, running, hiding, changing their names, forging documents to secure their temporary lives--as the insistent drum of the Nazi march moves ever closer to them and to their secret wartime lies.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 208 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141188693
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