The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

byTom Rachman

Kobo ebook | June 10, 2014

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The New York Times and Globe & Mail-bestselling author of The Imperfectionists returns with an intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.
     Tooly Zylberberg tells a story: as a child, she was stolen from home, stashed at a den of thieves, then adopted by crooks there, who ended up raising her and even using the little girl in capers around the globe. But Tooly understands only fragments of what happened in Thailand, Italy, New York and beyond. Then, a desperate message reaches her musty bookshop in Wales, and she is lured into a journey that will reveal the secret of her childhood. Celebrated for his ingenious plotting, humanity and humor, Tom Rachman has written a novel that will amplify his reputation as one of the most exciting young writers today.

Title:The Rise & Fall of Great PowersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385676964

ISBN - 13:9780385676960

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