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Katalin Street by Magda Szabo

Katalin Street

Katalin Street by Magda Szabo
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Sep 12, 2017 | 248 Pages
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“Magda Szabó’s moving novel Katalin Street explores the way the past is alive in the present, still shaping life in mysterious ways that are hard to understand….Eliciting a bittersweet beauty, Katalin Street is a powerful novel about life, death and humanity’s elusive sense of place and purpose.” —Scott Neuffer, Shelf Awareness

“A gorgeous elegy for the joy and the life once shared among three neighboring families—the Elekes, the Temes, and the Helds—in prewar Budapest…Readers will be impressed by the brilliant texture and forthrightness of Szabó’s prose, along with the particular urgency she infuses into the humiliations and irrational longings that comprise her characters’ lives, even or especially during the shock of war….This is a brilliant and unforgettable novel.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Three families, whose lives are inextricably linked by the street they inhabit, grapple with love and morality amid political upheaval. In English for the first time and impeccably translated by Rix, Szabó’s quietly captivating novel excavates the tangled history of Hungary’s capital from the portentous moments before the German occupation to its suffocating postwar regime….A visceral, sweeping depiction of life in the shuddering wake of wartime.” —Kirkus, starred review

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