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Olympia (1998) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Peter's grandparents saw Jesse Owens win gold in Berlin; later they saw Hitler rise from his seat and leave the stadium without shaking the athlete's hand. When Peter's sister Ruby was eight, she saw Olga Korbut on television, doing her back flips and reaching for the ceiling in the Munich Olympics. She took up the challenge and became one of Canada's most promising gymnasts, with dreams of competing in Moscow. That was before she got sick - dangerously sick - and the family started needing a miracle in earnest. Through Peter's eyes we view this singular family: the Bavarian war-damaged uncles who are trapped in the past and the Olympians striving to evolve into something new for the future.

This is a collection of linked short stories. The contents include:

  • The Wedding
  • Olympia
  • Golem
  • Ruby
  • Severe Weather
  • Spain
  • Madrid Waterworks

Original title: Olympia
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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