The Resource Great House

Great House

Label
Great House
Title
Great House
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Subject
Summary
During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police and never seen again. Across the ocean, in the leafy suburbs of London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair among her papers that unravels a terrible secret. In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer has spent a lifetime reassembling his father's study, plundered by the Nazis from Budapest in 1944; now only one item remains to be found. Connecting these lives is a desk of many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away. And as the narrators of Great House make their confessions, this desk comes finally to stand for all that has been taken from them, and all that binds them to what has disappeared. Great House is a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children and how do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance, destruction, and change? Nicole Krauss has written a soaring, powerful novel about memory struggling to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss
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Krauss, Nicole
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Great House
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cf93145e-898c-4342-9283-838c22e1ac50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141964812
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Great House
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cf93145e-898c-4342-9283-838c22e1ac50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141964812
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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