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The glass room / Simon Mawer.

The glass room / Simon Mawer.
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ISBN 9780349139005 (paperback)
0349139008 (paperback)
Author Mawer, Simon author.
Title The glass room / Simon Mawer.
Publisher/Date London : Abacus, 2013.
©2009
Pagination etc. 405 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2009.
Summary Note The book that shone new light on our times: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009, The Glass Room is being reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.
Subject Architecture, Modern -- Social aspects -- Fiction
Dwellings -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- Fiction
Czechoslovakia -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Shelf Location F MAWE
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