The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies by Anna PorterThe Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies by Anna Porter

The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies

byAnna Porter

Paperback | August 24, 2006

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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...
Title:The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and LiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 24, 2006Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553652207

ISBN - 13:9781553652205


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book, brought back a lot of memories ☺ This book almost made me miss my GO station quite a few times if it hadn't been for my colleague who poked me to get off. I enjoyed reading this book a whole lot! It reminded me of all the stories my mother told me about the war times. It also reminded me of living in Budapest for about 20 years. And I could go on and on and on...
Date published: 2015-08-06