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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 04/04/2013
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Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room.

High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child.

But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349139005
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 198 x 161 x 29 mm
Edition: Digital original

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“An excellent read”

This is a compelling novel and highly entertaining with several strong, unique characters and a great storyline covering a period in history when the abnomal was the norm and human nature displayed its worst... More

Paperback edition
15th December 2013
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“Powerful and beautifully written”

A powerful yet sensitively written story. Covering a period of over 60 years of war torn Europe, you feel and live through the emotions and turmoil endured by the characters. I have read it twice and was as moved by... More

Paperback edition
16th May 2013
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