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The Resource No stopping train : a novel, Les Plesko

No stopping train : a novel, Les Plesko

Label
No stopping train : a novel
Title
No stopping train
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Les Plesko
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No Stopping Train is the magnum opus and final novel of the late writer Les Plesko, a powerful, swirling novel of memory and violence set during the Hungarian Revolution. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt following World War II that spread quickly across the destabilizing country. A new government pledged to reestablish free elections until a large Soviet force invaded, killing more than 2,500 Hungarians and forcing 200,000 Hungarians to flee the country. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months until a new Soviet installed government suppressed all opposition. Public discussion of this revolution was suppressed in Hungary for more than 30 years. Although the revolution failed, it served as a source of great inspiration to many Hungarians, and here Les Plesko taps into his country's history as the dramatic backdrop to his most accomplished and powerful novel. Sandor and Margit are young lovers suffering with their nation through the degradations of war, hunger, and political oppression in Budapest. Into their lives comes the mercurial Erzsebet--ravaged, war-torn, alluring. Their eventual love triangle upends an already tenuous existence and threatens what little safety they have found in a nation on the brink of revolution. When Sandor's activities as an underground publisher are exposed in a vicious act of betrayal, the lives of each of our characters will never be the same. No Stopping Train is a stylistic tour de force and the final work of Les Plesko" --
Summary
"No Stopping Train is the magnum opus and final novel of the late writer Les Plesko, a powerful, swirling novel of memory and violence set during the Hungarian Revolution. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt following World War II that spread quickly across the destabilizing country. A new government pledged to reestablish free elections until a large Soviet force invaded, killing more than 2,500 Hungarians and forcing 200,000 Hungarians to flee the country. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months until a new Soviet installed government suppressed all opposition. Public discussion of this revolution was suppressed in Hungary for more than 30 years. Although the revolution failed, it served as a source of greatinspiration to many Hungarians, and here Les Plesko taps into his country's history as the dramatic backdrop to his most accomplished and powerful novel. Sandor and Margit are young lovers suffering with their nation through the degradations of war, hunger, and political oppression in Budapest. Into their lives comes the mercurial Erzsebet--ravaged, war-torn, alluring. Their eventual love triangle upends an already tenuous existence and threatens what little safety they have found in a nation on the brink of revolution. When Sandor's activities as an underground publisher are exposed in a vicious act of betrayal, the lives of each of our characters will never be the same. No Stopping Train is a stylistic tour de force and the final work of Les Plesko" --
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392605
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plesko, Les
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Betrayal
  • Hungary
Target audience
adult
Label
No stopping train : a novel, Les Plesko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871211475
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781593765453
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014022424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)871211475
Label
No stopping train : a novel, Les Plesko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871211475
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781593765453
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014022424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)871211475

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