Titolo: The Invisible Bridge (Thorndike Press Large ...
Casa editrice: Thorndike Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: A New York Times Bestseller, A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, A National Jewish Book Award Nominee -- Paris, 1937. A Hungarian-Jewish architecture student arrives from Budapest with a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his family's history. From a small Hungarian town to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris to an unimaginable life in labor camps, this is the story of a family shattered and remade in history's darkest hour.
Recensione: Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2010: Even if this weren't her first novel, Julie Orringer's Invisible Bridge would be a marvelous achievement. Orringer possesses a rare talent that makes a 600-page story--which, we know, must descend into war and genocide--feel rivetingly readable, even at its grimmest. Building vivid worlds in effortless phrases, she immerses us in 1930s Budapest just as a young Hungarian Jew, Andras Lévi, departs for the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris. He hones his talent for design, works backstage in a theater, and allies with other Jewish students in defiance of rising Nazi influence. And then he meets Klara, a captivating Hungarian ballet instructor nine years his senior with a painful past and a willful teenage daughter. Against Klara's better judgment, love engulfs them, drowning out the rumblings of war for a time. But inevitably, Nazi aggression drives them back to Hungary, where life for the Jews goes from hardship to horror. As in Dr. Zhivago, these lovers can't escape history's merciless machinery, but love gives them the courage to endure. -- Mari Malcolm
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