Nobody's Son

Nobody's Son

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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"Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to be forced to then escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into. From World War I to the present, Slouka pieces together a ... story of refugees and war, displacement and denial, admitting into evidence memories, dreams, stories, the lies we inherit and the lies we tell--in an attempt to reach his mother, the figure at the center of the labyrinth"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393292305
Characteristics: 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number: B SLOUKA, M


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Dec 09, 2016

Heart wrenching memoir. It travels in time, slowly revealing the portrait of Slouka's mother and the author's soul. I expected an immigrant story, but it was much more, a story of a family, wrapped in secrets, mysteries, and tragedies. Amazingly honest.


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