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Hourglass by Danilo Kiš
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Jul 23, 2008

it was amazing
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I read this for a Balkan literature class and I know that as soon as you read "Balkan literature class" you either scoffed or laughed. This is an exceptional novel about one man's quest to save his family in time just before the Holocaust. The story is complicated, but beautifully written like Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Paritally inspired by true events, Danilo Kis witnessed the execution of one of his friends and saw his father taken away, never to return. His novel Garden, Ashes tells the story of his father's abduction and the events leading up to and immediately following it. This novel (which I think is the better work) tells the story from the father's perspective. The narrative drives home the confusion, the panic, and especially the weariness of this man in his fight to survive.

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