Last Impressions

March 3, 2020|
Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes
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Shortlisted for the 2021 Leacock Medal for Humour
Longlisted for the 2020 Toronto Book Awards


How can you say goodbye forever when you''ve left an important secret unspoken?

"I''ll tell you what I''m going to do," Zoltan said. "When I die, I''ll leave my luck to you."

Zoltan Beck is dying. His devoted but long-suffering sons, Ben and Frank, are trying to prepare themselves and their families for Zoltan''s eventual departure...but they can''t quite bring themselves to believe that the end is really at hand, and neither can Zoltan himself. The head of a family marked by war and tragedy for decades, he "can''t stand to be in a room with a miserable person" and has done his best to keep the pain of his refugee past from his beloved children. But as he faces the end of his life, he discovers a heartbreaking secret from the War that will ultimately bring the family together--or irrevocably disrupt it. Set in both mid-20th century Hungary and contemporary Toronto, this is a deeply moving novel that revels in the energy of its extraordinary characters. It is the story of lost love and newfound connections, of a father and his sons desperately reaching out to bridge an ever-widening gap...even as their time together ebbs away.
JOSEPH KERTES was born in Hungary but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His third novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the US National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and both it and his fourth, The Afterlife of Star...
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Title:Last Impressions
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.23 X 5.71 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.23 X 5.71 X 0.83 in
Published:March 3, 2020
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735238213

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