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No Heroes (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 22/04/2003
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In his fortieth year, Chris Offutt returns to his alma mater, Morehead State University, the only four-year school in the Kentucky hills. He envisions leading the modest life of a teacher and father. Yet present-day reality collides painfully with memory, leaving Offutt in the midst of an adventure he never imagined: the search for a home that no longer exists. Interwoven with this bittersweet homecoming tale are the wartime stories of Offutt's parents-in-law, Arthur and Irene. An unlikely friendship develops between the eighty-year-old Polish Jew and the forty-year-old Kentucky hillbilly as Arthur and Offutt share comfort in exile, reliving the past at a distance. With masterful prose, Offutt combines these disparate accounts to create No Heroes, a profound meditation on family, home, the Holocaust, and history.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684865522
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Janet Maslin The New York Times Captivating...Offutt is a wonderful raconteur, sharp-eyed and self-effacingly funny.
Chicago Tribune Offutt...is a shot of Kentucky bourbon, a writer whose distillations of life are spare and pure and breathtaking.
The Seattle Times Offutt's gift to readers is substantial.

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