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Carry Me Across the Water, Ethan Canin

Author:    Ethan Canin

Title:   Carry Me Across the Water

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Jacket Condition:   As New

Publisher:    Random House May 2001

ISBN Number:    0679456791 / 9780679456797

Seller ID:   103930

Pristine copy, previous owner's bookplate pasted to front free endpaper.

An Eighth Day View:

"Take the advice of no one," August Kleinman's mother says to him while August is still a young boy in Germany, and with these words to guide him, he escapes Nazi Germany and goes on to build a fortune, a family, and life on his own terms in America. At the defining moments that reveal character and shape fate -- a shocking encounter with a Japanese soldier in a cave during World War II, the audacious decision to start a brewery in Pittsburgh and a violent reaction against threats to its independent success, a vacation in Barbados, during which his beloved wife mysteriously wanders off, the birth of his grandson -- August's instincts are determinative in a way that illuminates how lives unfold at the deepest levels. This is a brilliant, suspenseful, surprising novel by one of America's finest writers. "Publisher's Weekly" called Ethan Canin's "For Kings and Planets" "Masterful ... a classic parable of the human condition," and the same can be said about "Carry Me Across the Water,"

Price = 9.95 USD



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