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Carry Me across the Water: A Novelby Ethan Canin
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Take the advice of no one, August Kleinman's mother says to him while August is still a young boy in Germany, and with these words to guide him, he escapes Nazi Germany and goes onto build a fortune, a family, and life on his own terms in America. At the defining moments that reveal character and shape fate - a shocking encounter with a Japanese soldier in a cave during World War II, theaudacious decision to start a brewery in Pittsburgh and a violent reaction against threats to its independent success, a vacation in Barbados, during which his beloved wife mysteriously wanders off, the birth of hisgrandson - August's instincts are determinative in a way that illuminates how lives unfold at the deepest levels. This is a brilliant, suspenseful, surprising novel by one of America's finestwriters. Publisher's Weekly called Ethan Canin's For Kings and Planets Masterful ... a classic parable of the human condition, andthe same can be said about Carry Me Across the Water.
The author of The Palace Thief returns with a novel that follows the lives and fortunes of August Kleinman, a man who shapes his destiny in the fires of World War II and its aftermath. 50,000 first printing.
"August Kleinman is told by his mother to "take the advice of no one" as the Nazi party rises to power around them in Hamburg. With these words to guide him, young August escapes to America, where he goes onto build a fortune, a family, and a life on his own terms." — Jacket.
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.
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