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The thief of time

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Matthieu Zela, a 250 year-old man who still looks like he's in his late 40s, leads an undying life--born in Paris in 1743, orphaned as a teenager, tragically fallen in and out of love, and destined to meet up with such notables as Pope Pius IX, Robespierre, Charlie Chaplin, Herbert Hoover, and the Rosenbergs--all while watching over each successive generation of his half-brother's descendents--all male, all with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 9780312354800 0312354800
OCLC Number: 71329992
Notes: First published: 2000.
Description: 376 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: John Boyne.
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Matthieu Zela, a 250 year-old man who still looks like he's in his late 40s, leads an undying life--born in Paris in 1743, orphaned as a teenager, tragically fallen in and out of love, and destined to meet up with such notables as Pope Pius IX, Robespierre, Charlie Chaplin, Herbert Hoover, and the Rosenbergs--all while watching over each successive generation of his half-brother's descendents--all male, all with some variant of the name Thomas, and all sadly dying at a young age (but not before begetting an heir).

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