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Author Slouka, Mark, author.

Title Nobody's son : a memoir / Mark Slouka.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 Slouka,M SLO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 SLOUKA,M    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 SLOUKA,M    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary "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 remarkable 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. Her story -- the revelation of her life-long burden and the forty-year love affair that might have saved her -- shows the way out of the maze"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Slouka, Mark -- Family.
Slouka, Mark -- Childhood and youth.
Czech Americans -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Mothers and sons -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Family secrets -- New York (State).
New York (State) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780393292305 (hardcover)
0393292304 (hardcover)

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