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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).

Synopsis:

Psychologist Alexander Lescziak has a life of quiet sophistication, until 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.

About the Author

Frederick Busch's most recent novel is The Night Inspector, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393049787
Author:
Busch, Frederick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Adultery
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Brothers
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Psychotherapist and patient
Subject:
Psychologists
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Domestic fiction
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Lake District
Subject:
Upper West Side
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Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
3020
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.6 x 1.2 in 1.42 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "A multilayered love story that affirms Frederick Busch's reputation as a writer of "sublimely dark work of almost unbearable beauty" (Wall Street Journal).
"Synopsis" by , Psychologist Alexander Lescziak has a life of quiet sophistication, until 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.
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