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The hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and loss

Author: Edmund De Waal
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Traces the parallel stories of nineteenth-century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 360 miniature netsuke Japanese ivory carvings, documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Historical fiction
Named Person: Edmund De Waal; Charles Ephrussi
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund De Waal
ISBN: 9780099539551 0099539551 0374105979 9780374105976
OCLC Number: 732354423
Notes: "Originally published in 2010 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain, as The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance."
Awards: Winner of Ondaatje Prize 2011.
Winner of Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2011.
Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year 2010.
Winner of Costa Biography Award 2010.
Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Paris 1871-1899 --
Vienna 1899-1938 --
Vienna Kövecses, Tunbridge Wells, Vienna 1938-1947 --
Tokyo 1947-2001 --
Tokyo, Odessa, London 2001-2009.
Responsibility: Edmund de Waal.

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264 wood and ivory carvings of animals, plants and people, none of them larger than a matchbox; apprentice potter Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first encountered it in the  Read more...

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