Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty (Newsday).
About the Author
Nicole Krauss has been hailed by the "New York Times" as "one of America's most important novelists." She is the author of the international bestseller "Great House", a finalist for the National Book Award, and "Man Walks Into a Room". Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.