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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mothers loneliness. Leo Gursky is just about surviving, tapping his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know hes still alive. But life wasnt always like this: sixty years ago, in the Polish village where he was born, Leo fell in love and wrote a book. And though Leo doesnt know it, that book survived, inspiring fabulous circumstances, even love. Fourteen-year-old Alma was named after a character in that very book. And although she has her hands full?keeping track of her brother, Bird (who thinks he might be the Messiah), and taking copious notes on How to Survive in the Wild?she undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With consummate, spellbinding skill, Nicole Krauss gradually draws together their stories. This extraordinary book was inspired by the authors four grandparents and by a pantheon of authors whose work is haunted by loss?Bruno Schulz, Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel, and more. It is truly a history of love: a tale brimming with laughter, irony, passion, and soaring imaginative power.

Author: Nicole Krauss

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2006-05-17

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ISBN: 0393328627


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