The Visible World: A Novel by Mark Slouka

The Visible World: A Novel

byMark Slouka

Kobo ebook | March 18, 2008

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An immensely moving, powerfully romantic novel about the vagaries of love and the legacy of war, The Visible World is narrated by the American-born son of Czech immigrants. His New York childhood, lived in a boisterous community of the displaced, is suffused with stories: fragments of European history, Czech fairy tales, and family secrets gleaned from overheard conversations. Central in his young imagination is the heroic account of the seven Czech parachutists who, in 1942, assassinated a high-ranking Nazi. Yet one essential story has always evaded him: his mother's. He suspects she had a great wartime love, the loss of which bred a sadness that slowly engulfed her. As an adult, the narrator travels to Prague, hoping to piece together her hidden past.

Title:The Visible World: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 18, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547525214

ISBN - 13:9780547525211

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Visible World A rare treat of a book - exquisite writing, lovely, tight prose and hardly an unnecessary word throughout. Captivating characters who have enough mystery to make you want to know them, and care about them. A very fine piece of writing.
Date published: 2014-04-29