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Katalin Street / Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix.

Szabó, Magda, 1917-2007 (author.). Rix, L. B. (Len B.), (translator.). Szabó, Magda, 1917-2007 Translation of: Katalin Utca. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION SZAB (Text) 39391006845133 Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library F SZA (Text) 70621000216737 Adult - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681371528
  • ISBN: 1681371529
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2017]

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General Note: In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events.
Subject: FICTION > Family Life.
FICTION > War & Military.
FICTION > Historical.
Families > Hungary > Budapest > Fiction.
Budapest (Hungary) > History > 1872-1945 > Fiction.
Budapest (Hungary) > History > 1945- > Fiction.
FICTION / General

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