The Afterlife Of Stars

September 2, 2014|
The Afterlife Of Stars by Joseph Kertes
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 In the waning months of 1956, while Russian tanks roll into the public squares of Budapest to crush the Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee with their family to the Paris townhouse of their great-aunt Hermina. As they travel through minefields both real and imagined, Robert and Attila grapple with sibling rivalry, family secrets, and incalculable loss to arrive at a place they thought they’d lost forever: home.

 

In beautifully crafted writing that burns with intensity and humour, Joseph Kertes explores displacement and uncertainty in a dark time from the perspective of two boys filled with wonder at the world around them.

 JOSEPH KERTES was born in Hungary but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. He studied English at York University and the University of Toronto, where he was encouraged in his writing by Irving Layton and Marshall McLuhan. His first novel, Winter Tulips , won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His th...
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Title:The Afterlife Of StarsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.98 X 6.12 X 0.74 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.98 X 6.12 X 0.74 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143191489

ISBN - 13:9780143191483

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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