The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies

August 24, 2006|
The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies by Anna Porter
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Born in 1889, Anna Porter''s grandfather, Vili Racz, was a patriot and Olympic athlete, a magician and a lawyer, a publisher and a prisoner, a philanderer and a devoted family man. On long walks through the once-grand European capital of Budapest, in confidences whispered in splendid fin-de-siecle coffee houses, Vili shared his stories of heroes and hardships, war and revolution. Vili''s stories are the foundation of this vivid memoir, which follows Anna and her family from the tumultuous years of the Second World War to the Hungarian Revolution and their exile to New Zealand. Through young Anna''s eyes, we accompany her to prison with her mother, see her beloved Vili unjustly sentences to hard labour, and witness unspeakable human loss in the streets of Budapest during the failed uprising against the Communists.

Anna Porter spent her early childhood in Hungary. Her family fled after the 1956 revolution, and she lived in New Zealand before coming to Canada in 1969. The founder and publisher of Key Porter Books, she is the author of three crime novels and an acclaimed memoir, The Storyteller. Her most recent book, Kasztner''s Train, won the Cana...
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Title:The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:August 24, 2006
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553652205

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