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A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True - by Brigid Pasulka (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Brigid Pasulka

Language: English

Street Date: May 18, 2010
TCIN: 77265222
UPC: 9780547336282
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3371


Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Prize for Fiction "In this life-affirming novel of past and present, Brigid Pasulka twines the bright colors of fable with the subtler tones of disillusionment, survival, and rebirth--incarnating not only her characters and their lives, but Poland itself. Rarely does a novel succeed so well in evoking place and history, especially with a story as winning as this one. A marvelous debut."
--Nicole Mones, author of The Last Chinese Chef and Lost in Translation

"Two lives, a grandmother's and her granddaughter's, are knit together in a finely wrought tapestry that illuminates an inheritance of a less familiar kind. At once haunting and exquisitely vibrant, Pasulka's original tale is a treasure, transcending history, time, and place." -- Martha McPhee, author of Gorgeous Lies

"Pasulka's delightful debut braids together two tales of old and new Poland. . . . Pasulka creates a world that's magical despite the absence of magical happenings, and where Poland's history is bound up in one family's story." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Grand in scope, yet meticulous in detail, Brigid Pasulka's generous and affectionate novel finds universal truths in both its most-dramatic moments and its most-intimate observations. A compassionate, elegant, and moving debut." --Adam Langer, author of Crossing California

"Funny and romantic like all the best true stories." -- Charlotte Mendelson, author of When We Were Bad

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