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A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

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On the eve of World War II, in a place called Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To court Anielica Hetmanskáhe offers up his “golden hands” and transforms her familys modest hut into a beautiful home, thereby building his way into her heart. War arrives to cut short their courtship, delay their marriage, and send the young lovers far from home, to the promise of a new life in Kraków.
 
Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar journey, seeking a new life in her grandmothers fairy-tale city. But instead of the whispered prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a Kraków caught between its future and its past.
 
Whimsical, wise, beautiful, magical, and at times heartbreaking, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love affair.

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An astonishing debut from a promising new voice (with echoes of Foer and Krauss) that offers an epic love story

Synopsis:

Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Krakw, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future. A first novel.

About the Author

BRIGID PASULKA, the descendant of Polish immigrants, first arrived in Krak

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547428475
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Brigid Pasulka
Author:
Pasulka, Brigid
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Debut Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100518
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x 0.93 in 0.75 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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An astonishing debut from a promising new voice (with echoes of Foer and Krauss) that offers an epic love story
"Synopsis" by , Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Krakw, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future. A first novel.
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