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Author Tanner, Haley.

Title Vaclav & Lena : a novel / Haley Tanner.

Imprint New York : Dial Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    TANNER,HAL    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TANNER,H    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC TANNER,H    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 292 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary "Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother. Vaclav imagines their story unfolding like a fairy tale, or the perfect illusion from his treasured Magician's Almanac, but among the many truths to be discovered is that happily ever after is never a foregone conclusion. One day, Lena does not show up for school. She has disappeared from Vaclav and his family's lives as if by a cruel magic trick. For the next seven years, Vaclav says goodnight to Lena without fail, wondering if she is doing the same somewhere. On the eve of Lena's seventeenth birthday he finds out"--From publisher description.
Subject Magicians -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction
Added Title Vaclav and Lena
ISBN 1400069319 (alk. paper)
9781400069316 (alk. paper)

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