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Forest Dark

Forest Dark

Author: Nicole Krauss
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Description

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from a thirty-year marriage, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he begins shedding the possessions he spent a lifetime accumulating - a watch here, an Old Master there - and becomes elusive, distant. Resolving to do something to commemorate his parents, he travels to Tel Aviv and checks into the Hilton. Meanwhile, a novelist leaves her husband and children behind in Brooklyn and arrives at the same hotel, hoping that the view of the pool she used to dive into on childhood holidays will unlock her writer's block. But when a retired professor of literature recruits her for a project involving Kafka, she is drawn into a mystery that will take her on a metaphysical journey and change her in ways she could never have imagined.

Promotion info

From the bestselling, twice-Orange Prize-shortlisted, National Book Award-nominated author comes a vibrant tale of transformation: of a man in his later years and a woman novelist, each drawn to the Levant on a journey of self-discovery.

Reviews

Restores your faith in fiction -- Ali Smith One of America's most important novelists and an international literary sensation New York Times Charming, tender, and wholly original -- J. M. Coetzee Krauss is an entertaining, humane and intelligent writer Guardian Nicole Krauss ... strides into the forecourt of American letters -- Susan Sontag Uncommonly intelligent, elegant and thoughtful Daily Telegraph

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781408871799
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : November 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 304
  • : Nicole Krauss