The Glass Room: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Mawer, Simon

The Glass Room: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room.

High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child.

But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780349121321
BY (AUTHOR) Mawer, Simon
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : March 04, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Abacus
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 126 mm
WEIGHT : 320 g

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DESCRIPTION : SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZECool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room.High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780349121321 BY (AUTHOR) Mawer, Simon PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : March 04, 2010 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Abacus LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 126 mm WEIGHT : 320 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items