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The Resource City of Secrets

City of Secrets

Label
City of Secrets
Title
City of Secrets
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Title variation
City of secrets
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees set out for Palestine in their tens of thousands.City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war - honest, strong, capable of moral choice.He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, reclaims his faith, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting secret missions that grow more and more dangerous even as he begins to suspect he's being used by their cell's dashing leader, Asher. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late, and the tragedy that ensues changes history.A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O'Nan's trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control
Summary
A moral thriller about the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after World War II follows the experiences of Brand, a hunted refugee, who assumes a different identity and commits himself to the revolution while accepting increasingly dangerous missions
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10466874
Cataloging source
BT
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1961-
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O'Nan, Stewart
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Inspirational Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Religious Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
City of Secrets
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_347023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533709
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
City of Secrets
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_347023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533709
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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