The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

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* Inspired by a real house, an amazing modernist symbol, Simon Mawer has written his best novel yet, a story guaranteed to dazzle and intrigue the reader
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Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.

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SKU GOR001731924
Title The Glass Room
Author By (author) Simon Mawer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 034912132X
ISBN 13 9780349121321
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009. Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001731924
Title The Glass Room
Author By (author) Simon Mawer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 034912132X
ISBN 13 9780349121321
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009. Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No