The History of Love
Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of “extraordinary depth and beauty” (Newsday).
- May 2005
- 6.5 × 9.6 in
/ 252 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Vertiginously exciting.” — New York Times
“At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious.” — Washington Post
“Krauss writers like an angel.” — Guardian
“One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one’s breath away.” — Spectator
“It restores your faith in fiction. It restores all sorts of faith.” — Ali Smith
“It’s the sort of book that makes life bearable after all.” — Miami Herald
“A significant novel, genuinely one of the year’s best. Emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense.” — New York
“Moving and virtuosic.” — San Francisco Chronicle
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