Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks)

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Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks) Author W.G. Sebald
ISBN-10 0812982614
ISBN-13 9780812982619
Year 2011-12-06
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Modern Library
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This tenth anniversary edition of W G Sebalds celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood Austerlitz is the story of a mans search for the answer to his lifes central riddle A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939 Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him When he is a much older man fleeting memories return to him and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands Austerlitz follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before There faced with the void at the heart of twentieth century Europe he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion

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