A Novel

Large Print - 2005 | Large print ed
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A riveting tale of love, revenge, and murder by the author of Los Alamos and The Good German. As Europe slowly begins to recover from the ravages of the Second World War, a young American comes to Venice, where he falls in love with a Jewish woman haunted by her own devastating experiences from the war.
Publisher: Thorndike ; Windsor/Paragon,� 2005
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780786279661
Branch Call Number: LT KANO


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Jul 26, 2018

Good beginning and a very good ending but boy, is there a lot to get through in the middle. Some of it is important to the story but much of it seems like sub plots that are just filler.
Still it is an interesting situation, after an occupation during a war who cooperated with the occupying army and who resisted and what happens now?
It is still a satisfactory read even if it could have used a better editor.

Mar 10, 2018

I like Kanon a lot, but found this book tedious, slow moving and frustrating. The main character is both implausible and annoying, the scenarios are artificial and contrived... All in all, didn't like this one much. I know others have a different opinion, but I forced myself to finish this book, and then was mad at myself for having wasted the time.

Jul 24, 2017

Not at all what I anticipated. Many twists and turns. Very interesting characters with interesting back stories. Lots going on and some suspense. New author to me, so I am ready to explore other work by him. Very happy I listened to the reviews!

Aug 29, 2012

This was my second book by Joseph Kanon - I really enjoy his books. A very good read.

Jan 06, 2010

Kanon's books are always excellent and this is no exception. Takes place right after WWII (as do most of his) -- this time in Vienna. It's hard to sympathize with the main protagonist though -- I kept wanting him to make better choices.

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