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Austerlitz

Authors: Sebald, W.G.
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC025000
ISBN: 9780679645412, Related ISBNs: 0375504834, 0375756566, 052550088X, 0525500898, 0676974333
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.
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