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The Resource A long, long time ago and essentially true, Brigid Pasulka

A long, long time ago and essentially true, Brigid Pasulka

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A long, long time ago and essentially true
Title
A long, long time ago and essentially true
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Pasulka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On the eve of World War II in a place called Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. He offers Anielica Hetmanska's family his "golden hands" and transforms their modest hut into a beautiful home, thereby building his way into her heart." "But then war arrives to cut short their courtship, delay their marriage, and wreak havoc in their lives - even sending the young lovers far from home, to the promise of a new life in Krakow."
  • "Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar journey, seeking a new life in the fairy-tale city of her grandmother's stories. But instead of the whispered prosperity of New Poland, she discovers a city caught between its future and its past. Taken in by her tough-talking cousin Irena and Irena's glamorous daughter Magda, Beata struggles to find her own place in 1990s Krakow and in the constellation of Irena and Magda's fierce love. But unexpected events - tragedies and miracles - can change lives and open eyes. And Beata may just find a new way of seeing her family's and her country's history - as well as a vision for her own role in the New Poland." "Whimsical, wise, beautiful, magical, and sometimes heartbreaking, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love affair."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Krakâow, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future
Storyline
Tone
Award
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2010.
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319384
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Pasulka, Brigid
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Young women
  • Grandparents
  • Poland
  • Krakow (Poland)
Target audience
adult
Label
A long, long time ago and essentially true, Brigid Pasulka
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043630153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780547055077
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008049494
Label
A long, long time ago and essentially true, Brigid Pasulka
Publication
Control code
000043630153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780547055077
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008049494

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