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Psychologist Alexander Lescziak savors a life of quiet sophistication on Manhattan's Upper West Side, turning a blind eye to the past of his Polish émigré parents. Then a new patient declares that he is the doctor's half-brother, the product of a union between Lescziak's Jewish mother and a German prisoner of war. The confrontation jolts Lescziak out of his complacency: suddenly, his failing marriage, his wife's infatuation with his best friend, and the disappearance of his young lover and suicidal patient, Nella, close in on him. Lescziak escapes into the recesses of his imagination, where his mother's affair with the German prisoner comes to life in precise, gorgeous detail. The novel unfolds into a romance set in England's Lake District in wartime, as Busch shows how our past presses on the present.

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"A multilayered love story that affirms Frederick Busch's reputation as a writer of "sublimely dark work of almost unbearable beauty" (Wall Street Journal).

About the Author

Frederick Busch (1941–2006)  won numerous awards including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, and taught at Colgate University for many years. His books include North, A Memory of War, and Don’t Tell Anyone, a New York Times Notable Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393347685
Author:
Busch, Frederick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.56 mm

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