The man in the box / Thomas Moran

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The man in the box / Thomas Moran

Moran, Thomas

New York Riverhead Books 1997

260 p. : 22 cm.

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"Niki Lukasser's father has walled Dr. Weiss into the barn loft. His box is one meter wide, three meters high, and four meters long. Hiding Dr. Weiss seems like an adventure to Niki. At first. But the family's secret weighs on them. Mrs. Lukasser becomes "nervous." Mr. Lukasser withdraws. Care and feeding of Dr. Weiss fall to Niki and a blind girl - Niki's best friend, Sigi." "Niki and Sigi straddle two worlds. In their adolescent world, they are discovering the limits of adult life, and the possibilities of each other. In the secret world they share with Dr. Weiss, they have power - a life depends on them. That is both gratifying and bewildering." "As the psychological state of Dr. Weiss ebbs and flows, Niki and Sigi are entranced by the stories of his worldly life in a Europe very different from their own. He shows them how to dream beyond their village, beyond the war. They are beginning to understand compassion and respect. And from the inside of his box, Dr. Weiss is gradually coaxing them into adulthood."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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ISBN:

1573220604

Author:

Moran, Thomas

Title:

The man in the box / Thomas Moran.

Publisher:

New York Riverhead Books 1997

Physical:

260 p. : 22 cm.

Notes:

The Lukassers seem to be an ordinary Austrian family. Dr. Robert Weiss had passed through their village years ago, a stranger. He rented a room from them for the night. Niki Lukasser was a baby then, fighting the fever of appendicitis. Dr. Weiss saved Niki's life that night and accepted no payment. Years later, Dr. Weiss appears again at their door. It is 1943, and he is asking to be hidden from the Germans. Mr. Lukasser walls Dr. Weiss into the barn loft. Then begins, beneath the quiet surface of Sankt Vero, a chain of powerful transformations.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Fiction

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