A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

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On the eve of World War II, in a place called Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To court Anielica Hetmanskahe offers up his "golden hands" and transforms her family's modest hut into a beautiful home, thereby building his way into her heart. War arrives to cut short their courtship, delay their marriage, and send the young lovers far from home, to the promise of a new life in Krakow. Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar journey, seeking a new life in her grandmother's fairy-tale city. But instead of the whispered prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a Krakow caught between its future and its past. Whimsical, wise, beautiful, magical, and at times heartbreaking, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love affair.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780547336282
BY (AUTHOR) Pasulka, Brigid
PUBLISHER : Cengage Learning, Inc PUBLICATION DATE : May 18, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Houghton Mifflin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 204 mm x 135 mm
WEIGHT : 336 g

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DESCRIPTION :
On the eve of World War II, in a place called Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To court Anielica Hetmanskahe offers up his "golden hands" and transforms her family's modest hut into a beautiful home, thereby building his way into her heart. War arrives to cut short their courtship, delay their marriage, and send the young lovers far from home, to the promise of a new life in Krakow. Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar journey, seeking a new life in her grandmother's fairy-tale city. But instead of the whispered prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a Krakow caught between its future and its past. Whimsical, wise, beautiful, magical, and at times heartbreaking, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True weaves together two remarkable stories, reimagining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love affair.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780547336282
BY (AUTHOR) Pasulka, Brigid
PUBLISHER : Cengage Learning, Inc PUBLICATION DATE : May 18, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Houghton Mifflin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 204 mm x 135 mm
WEIGHT : 336 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items