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The house of widows : an oral history

Author: Askold Melnyczuk
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After his father's suicide, James Pak takes three items from his dead father's house that he can't understand why his father owns--a military uniform, a glass jar, and a letter written in an language he can't read--and journeys from Europe to American and back again to discover the secrets of his family history and the meaning behind his father's mysterious belongings.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Melnyczuk, Askold.
House of widows.
Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608491286
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Askold Melnyczuk
ISBN: 9781555974916 1555974910
OCLC Number: 166378132
Description: 255 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A theory of the turn --
Among the Anglos --
Selena the magnificent --
The siege of Vienna --
The wolves of Europe --
The London stone --
Stopping the career of laughter with a sigh --
Boundary conditions --
The house of widows --
The translator --
Must there always be an England? --
Aidan the spider, his view --
Fathers and sons --
19 Bergasse.
Responsibility: Askold Melnyczuk.

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After his father's suicide, James Pak takes three items from his dead father's house that he can't understand why his father owns--a military uniform, a glass jar, and a letter written in an language he can't read--and journeys from Europe to American and back again to discover the secrets of his family history and the meaning behind his father's mysterious belongings.

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