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Carry Me Across the Water

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Publisher Comments:

Breathtaking in its suspense and beauty, Carry Me Across the Water is the story of a man's turbulent journey, with his family, through the central years of the twentieth century. Young August Kleinman escapes from Nazi Germany to America, where his mother's words — "Take the advice of no one" — fate him to a life of boldness and originality, from the poor streets of New York to the marble mansions of industrial Pittsburgh, from old world Hamburg to the jungle islands of the Pacific. Ultimately, near the end of a long and bountiful life, his resolution of a haunting encounter with a Japanese soldier during World War Two finally illuminates, at the deepest levels, the way authentic lives truly unfold. From the writer hailed as "the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation" (Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio) comes this ";exquisitely modulated short novel" (Los Angeles Times), which "eases its silky-smooth way into a reader's consciousness even as it plumbs the depths" (Newsday).

Review:

"Carry Me Across the Water reconfirms Canin's stature as one of the best fiction writers of his generation." The Miami Herald

Review:

"The most wise and beautiful novel of 2001." Daily Telegraph

Review:

"A daring and heartbreaking success." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

"It's [a] testament to Canin's mastery that he's able to encompass the largest possible themes — life and death, war and peace, mortality and transcendence — with such elliptical precision....The novel represents such a powerfully transformative experience — for protagonist and reader alike." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"A hypnotic, intricately structured, elegiac novel." L.A. Weekly

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Synopsis:

In this lyrical portrait of the human condition, a young boy escapes Nazi Germany and goes on to build a fortune, a family, and life on his own terms in America.

About the Author

Ethan Canin is the author of For Kings and Planets, The Palace Thief, Blue River, and Emperor of Air. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and on the faculty of the University of Iowa's Workshop. He lives in California and Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759932
Author:
Canin, Ethan
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Pittsburgh
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Beer industry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.02x5.16x.53 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Libri - English 9780375759932 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Carry Me Across the Water reconfirms Canin's stature as one of the best fiction writers of his generation."
"Review" by , "The most wise and beautiful novel of 2001."
"Review" by , "A daring and heartbreaking success."
"Review" by , "It's [a] testament to Canin's mastery that he's able to encompass the largest possible themes — life and death, war and peace, mortality and transcendence — with such elliptical precision....The novel represents such a powerfully transformative experience — for protagonist and reader alike."
"Review" by , "A hypnotic, intricately structured, elegiac novel."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , In this lyrical portrait of the human condition, a young boy escapes Nazi Germany and goes on to build a fortune, a family, and life on his own terms in America.
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