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In Paradise

Matthiessen, Peter (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
In Paradise
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"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Matthiessen, Peter
Title: In paradise
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2014
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9781594633171
1594633177
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Matthiessen
Subject Headings: Teachers Fiction Jewish women Fiction Family secrets Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Teachers
Jewish women
Family secrets
LCCN: 2013046176
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Aug 04, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As always with Matthiessen, the writing is beautiful and the ideas very interesting, but in this case it is as if the subject is too big and eludes him.

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