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End of a Family Story, the (1977) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The narrator of The End of a Family Story is a young boy who lives alone with his grandparents. His rebellious, talkative grandfather escapes the present by fleeing to his memories of the past, weaving for his grandson a fantastic tapestry of stories of both family sagas and biblical, talmudic, and historical characters. As he talks, he teaches the boy that in every sentence of these stories is "a unit of truth." Simultaneously, they realize that the boy's father, a government official, has betrayed the family, and is now being named a traitor by the authorities. Liberated into sincerity and freedom by his grandfather's stories, the boy gives dark and passionate testimony to the horrors of the adult world.

Original title: Egy Családregény vége
Original languages: Hungarian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: The End of a Family Story

The End of a Family Story (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Imre Goldstein
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The End of a Family Story (1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374148325
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 245

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