The Rise and Fall of Great Powers (Paperback)
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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 09/04/2015

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WHO IS TOOLY ZYLBERBERG?

9-year-old Tooly is living in Bangkok, largely left to her own devices, when she is spirited away by a seductive group of outsiders who take her from city to city across the globe.


At 20, she is wandering the streets of Manhattan with a scribbled-on map, living with a ping-pong-playing, avocado-loving Russian emigre called Humphrey and scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn.

Now, aged 31, she runs a second-hand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found a kind of peace with her strange upbringing - until she gets a message from an old flame asking her to come back to New York to see her dying father.

Tooly has spent so much of her life becoming what others want her to be, she has lost all sense of herself. Warm, hilarious, moving and fizzing with intelligence, THE RISE AND FALL OF GREAT POWERS is a masterpiece about the search for identity, the people who rise into and fall out of our lives, and how to figure out what home means.

www.tomrachman.com


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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444752335
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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“A Quirky Adventure”

If you're in the mood for something quirky with a cast of unorthodox characters that you won't find anywhere else then give this book a go. It moves backward and forwards between three periods in the... More

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“A novel for our century”

I loved this world wandering novel of identity and family. The way it spans the globe is an example of the modern global community we have become and the way it deals with identity is symbolic of the shrouds and masks... More

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“A heartful and quirky story about life and roots”

Like the hearfelt and quirky baby of Everything Is Illuminated and Garden State, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers is an absorbing and intriguing novel filled with witty lines, an array of likeable characters and... More

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