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Parallel Stories

Nadas, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0374229767 / ISBN 13: 9780374229764
Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giruox, New York, 2011
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A true US first edition / first printing, numbered 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page. This is the American edition, which preceded all other translated editions. A perfect copy of this epic novel, by the acclaimed Hungarian author of 'A Book of Memories', following the 'parallel lives' of three European men. It took the author eighteen years to write, and has been hailed as his masterpiece. A huge book, in every sense of the word (it is 1,133 pages long, and took four years to translate). Please note that we might have to contact you to request extra postage on this book. Absolutely no faults. Bought new, and stored in wraps ever since. Pristine and unread. N° de ref. de la librería 001027

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Título: Parallel Stories

Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giruox, New York

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition

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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011


In 1989, the year the Wall came down, a university student in Berlin on his morning run finds a corpse on a park bench and alerts the authorities. This scene opens a novel of extraordinary scope and depth, a masterwork that traces the fate of myriad Europeans―Hungarians, Jews, Germans, Gypsies―across the treacherous years of the mid-twentieth century.

Three unusual men are at the heart of Parallel Stories: Hans von Wolkenstein, whose German mother is linked to secrets of fascist-Nazi collaboration during the 1940s; Ágost Lippay Lehr, whose influential father has served Hungary's different political regimes for decades; and András Rott, who has his own dark record of mysterious activities abroad. The web of extended and interconnected dramas reaches from 1989 back to the spring of 1939, when Europe trembled on the edge of war, and extends to the bestial times of 1944–45, when Budapest was besieged, the Final Solution devastated Hungary's Jews, and the war came to an end, and on to the cataclysmic Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. We follow these men from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and of course, from village to city in Hungary. The social and political circumstances of their lives may vary greatly, their sexual and spiritual longings may seem to each of them entirely unique, yet Péter Nádas's magnificent tapestry unveils uncanny reverberating parallels that link them across time and space.This is Péter Nádas's masterpiece―eighteen years in the writing, a sensation in Hungary even before it was published, and almost four years in the translating. Parallel Stories is the first foreign translation of this daring, demanding, and momentous novel, and it confirms for an even larger audience what Hungary already knows: that it is the author's greatest work.

About the Author:

Péter Nádas was born in Budapest in 1942. Among his works translated into English are the novels A Book of Memories (FSG, 1997), The End of a Family Story (FSG, 1998), and Love (FSG, 2000); a collection of stories and essays, Fire and Knowledge (FSG, 2007); and two pieces of short fiction, A Lovely Tale of Photography and Péter Nádas: Own Death. He lives with his wife in Gombosszeg, Hungary.

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