The History of Love

Nicole Krauss (Author)
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Description

Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he s still alive. But it wasn t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty (Newsday)."

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
May 17, 2006
Pages
252
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393328622
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About the Author

Nicole Krauss is the author of the novels Forest Dark, Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious.
It's the sort of book that makes life bearable after all.
A significant novel, genuinely one of the year's best. Emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense.
Krauss writes like an angel.
It restores your faith in fiction. It restores all sorts of faith.--Ali Smith
One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one's breath away.
Big, bold, twist-your-heart sad, kick-your-heels joyful--Nicole Krauss's brilliant novel is as deep and multifaceted as love itself.
Nicole Krauss's gripping new voice doesn't work its way into the pantheon of American voices: it literally walks straight up to them and asks them to move over.--Andre Aciman