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The Resource The glass room, Simon Mawer

The glass room, Simon Mawer

Label
The glass room
Title
The glass room
Statement of responsibility
Simon Mawer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect 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 gentile, pour all of their hopes for their marriage and budding family into their 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 searches 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 of 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 attempt to escape to America before Viktor's Jewish roots draw Nazi attention, 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 Room. Its crystalline perfection exerts a gravitational pull on those who know it, inspiring them, freeing them, calling them back, until the Landauers themselves are finally drawn home to where their story began
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The glass room, Simon Mawer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781590513965
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)445480988
Label
The glass room, Simon Mawer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781590513965
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)445480988

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