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The house of special purpose, by John Boyne

Label
The house of special purpose
Title
The house of special purpose
Statement of responsibility
by John Boyne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign. Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past--a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to St. Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the czar, in the early twentieth century--a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose
Summary
Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past -- a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to Saint Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the tsar, in the early twentieth century -- a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.O96
LC item number
H68 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The house of special purpose, by John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Doubleday"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn800039928
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
469 p.
Isbn
9781590515983
Lccn
2012030175
System control number
(OCoLC)800039928
Label
The house of special purpose, by John Boyne
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Doubleday"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn800039928
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
469 p.
Isbn
9781590515983
Lccn
2012030175
System control number
(OCoLC)800039928

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