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The House of the Deaf Man

The House of the Deaf Man (Paperback)

By Kristufek, Peter
Translated by Sherwood, Julia
Translated by Sherwood, Peter

Alfonz Trnovsky, a genial and respected general practitioner in Breany, a small (fictitious) town in western Slovakia, spent his whole life pretending to be radiantly happy and contented, while the reality was quite different. He turned a deaf ear to his conscience as the 20th ce...ntury hurtled by: four political regimes, the Holocaust, the political trials of the 1950s, the secret police before and after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia...and the women he loved. But whose are the bones his son accidentally stumbles on buried in the garden? As he sets out to unravel this mystery, the son discovers other skeletons in his father's cupboard. His quest includes a detour to the Prado in Madrid, where the father's favourite Goya paintings, the Black Series, are now exhibited after being removed from the walls of its original location, known as the Casa del Sordo (House of the Deaf Man).
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ISBN 9781909844278
Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
Publisher Parthian Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781909844278
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Parthian Books
Imprint Parthian Books
Released 1 Oct 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Translated from Slovak
Author(s) By Kristufek, Peter
Translated by Sherwood, Julia
Translated by Sherwood, Peter
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 891.873
Weight 517g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Slovakia - Fiction - History
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade