By Nicole Krauss
Finalist for the 2010 nationwide ebook Award in Fiction
Winner of the 2011 ABA Indies selection Honor Award in Fiction
Winner of the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award
Shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize in Fiction
a robust, hovering novel a couple of stolen table that comprises the secrets and techniques, and turns into the obsession, of the lives it passes through.
For twenty-five years, a reclusive American novelist has been writing on the table she inherited from a tender Chilean poet who disappeared by the hands of Pinochet’s mystery police; at some point a lady claiming to be the poet’s daughter arrives to take it away, sending the writer’s existence reeling. around the ocean, within the leafy suburbs of London, a guy taking care of his death spouse discovers, between her papers, a lock of hair that unravels a negative mystery. In Jerusalem, an antiques broker slowly reassembles his father’s examine, plundered through the Nazis in Budapest in 1944.
Connecting those tales is a table of many drawers that exerts an influence over those that own it or have given it away. because the narrators of Great House make their confessions, the table takes on progressively more that means, and springs ultimately to face for all that has been taken from them, and all that binds them to what has disappeared. Great House is a narrative haunted through questions: What can we move directly to our youngsters and the way do they soak up our desires and losses? How can we reply to disappearance, destruction, and change?
Nicole Krauss has written a hovering, strong novel approximately reminiscence suffering to create a significant permanence within the face of inevitable loss. "This is a singular in regards to the lengthy trip of an impressive table because it travels during the 20th century from one proprietor to the subsequent. it's also a unique approximately love, exile, the defilements of battle, and the restorative energy of language."―National booklet Award quotation