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Love and treasure

By: Waldman, Ayelet

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1444763113 / 9781444763119
Paperback
04/09/2014
Stock expected by 22/04/2021
United Kingdom
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20 cm 436 pages
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'A NOVEL TO LOVE AND TREASURE' PHILIPPA GREGORY'REMARKABLE' MICHAEL ONDAATJE'POIGNANTLY MOVING' JOYCE CAROL OATES Salzburg, 1946.

A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people.

A dazzling, jewel-encrusted, peacock-shaped pendant. And three men - an American lieutenant who fought in WWII, an Israeli-born dealer of Nazi plunder, and a pioneering psychiatrist in fin-de-siecle Budapest - who find their carefully-wrought lives turned upside-down by three fierce women, each locked in a struggle against her own history and the history of their times.

Spanning continents and a century marked by war and revolution, Love and Treasure is by turns funny and tragic, thrilling and harrowing, mapping the darkness of a shattered Europe against the heartbreak of a modern New Yorker.

Told through the prism of the peacock pendant, the novel charts the ebb and flow of history, fate and fortune from 1914 Budapest to present-day New York. And at the centre of Love and Treasure, nested like a photograph hidden in a locket, a mystery: where does the worth of a people and its treasures truly lie?

What is the value of a gift, when giver and recipient have been lost - of a love offering when the beloved is no more?'AN AMBITIOUS, PERCEPTIVE NOVEL' GUARDIAN'A WONDERFULLY IMAGINATIVE WRITER' WASHINGTON POST

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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