THE GLASS ROOM

THE GLASS ROOM

By: Mawer, Simon

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cu ltural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist arc hitect Rainer von Abt. He builds for them a home to embody their exuberant faith in the future, and the Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece. Viktor and Liesel, a rich Jewish mogul married to a thoughtful, modern gen tile, pour all of their hopes for their marriage and budding family into th eir stunning new home, filling it with children, friends, and a generation of artists and thinkers eager to abandon old-world European style in favor of the new and the avant-garde. But as life intervenes, their new home also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. As Viktor se arches for a warmer, less challenging comfort in the arms of another woman, and Liesel turns to her wild, mischievous friend Hana for excitement, the marriage begins to show signs of strain. The radiant honesty and idealism o f 1930 quickly evaporate beneath the storm clouds of World War II. As Nazi troops enter the country, the family must leave their old life behind and a ttempt to escape to America before Viktor's Jewish roots draw Nazi attentio n, and before the family itself dissolves. As the Landauers struggle for survival abroad, their home slips from hand to hand, from Czech to Nazi to Soviet possession and finally back to the Czechoslovak state, with new inhabitants always falling under the fervent and unrelenting influence of the Glass.

Title: THE GLASS ROOM

Author Name: Mawer, Simon

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Other Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 1590513967

ISBN Number 13: 9781590513965

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043106