by William T. Vollmann
Hardcover, 811 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $39.95 | purchase
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A series of interconnected stories seeks to contrast the moral decisions made by famous and everyday individuals with regard to the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century.
National Book Award (2005)
June 13, 2005 The reviewer offers summer reading options, including fiction, poetry and short-story collections. He suggests titles from Jane Alison, Arthur C. Clarke, William Carlos Williams and more.
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June 7, 2005 Book critic Alan Cheuse includes this novel in his summer reading recommendations for All Things Considered, a series of paired stories dealing with Germany and the USSR in the 20th century.
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