Hope: A Tragedy

Hope: A Tragedy

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Paperback, Riverhead Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781594486463, ISBN10 1594486468
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HOPE [9781594486463]

The bestselling debut novel from Shalom Auslander, the darkly comic author of "Foreskin's Lament "and "Beware of God."
"Hope: A Tragedy" is a hilarious and haunting examination of the burdens and abuse of history, propelled with unstoppable rhythm and filled with existential musings and mordant wit. It is a comic and compelling story of the hopeless longing to be free of those pasts that haunt our every present.
The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: no one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any historical import at all has ever happened there, which is why Solomon Kugel, like other urbanites fleeing their pasts and histories, decided to move his wife and young son there.
To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way for Kugel...
His ailing mother stubbornly holds on to life, and won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she never actually suffered through. To complicate matters further, some lunatic is burning down farmhouses just like the one Kugel bought, and when, one night, he discovers history--a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history--hiding upstairs in his attic, bad quickly becomes worse.

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Number of Pages: 353
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Auslander, Shalom
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9781594486463
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1594486468
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