Far to Go (Paperback)Alison Pick (author)
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Longlisted for the 2011 MAN BOOKER PRIZE for Fiction, FAR TO GO is a powerful and profoundly moving story about one family's epic journey to flee the Nazi occupation of their homeland in 1939.
Pavel and Anneliese Bauer are affluent, secular Jews, whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the German forces in Czechoslovakia. Desperate to avoid deportation, the Bauers flee to Prague with their six-year-old son, Pepik, and his beloved nanny, Marta. When the family try to flee without her to Paris, Marta betrays them to her Nazi boyfriend. But it is through Marta's determination that Pepik secures a place on a Kindertransport, though he never sees his parents or Marta again.
Inspired by Alison Pick's own grandparents who fled their native Czechoslovakia for Canada during the Second World War, FAR TO GO is a deeply personal and emotionally harrowing novel.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm
'Extraordinary' * Daily Mail *
'Clean, crisp and unencumbered' * Globe and Mail *
'Somewhere between a book and a miracle' * Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Love in the Present Tense *
'A nuanced and layered portrait of betrayal . . . An intriguing experiment in the art of storytelling' * Montreal Gazette *
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