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A classic novel of post-war Europe, haunting and timelessly beautiful 'The greatest writer of our time' Peter Carey In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is ...

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Elaine H

Jan 29, 2016

Highly recommended to literary cognoscenti

You need to have a taste for the post-modern style of construction and also for Proust and for psychoanalysis to completely appreciate to the texture and beauty of Sebald's prose, and for the plot, elusive at first, but profoundly compelling by the mid-point surprise.

Eli L

May 1, 2014

Interesting read

Well written and interesting. Took nearly half the book to arrive at the where I expected the book to start, that is the kinder transport. but still we'll worth reading and probably very realistic. Beautifully written, thought provoking and good psychological detail.

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