Fault Lines

Fault Lines

eBook - 2008
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A best seller in France, with over 400,000 copies sold, and currently being translated into eighteen languages, Fault Lines is the new novel from internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author Nancy Huston. Huston's novel is a profound and poetic story that traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to WW II-era Germany. Fault Lines begins with Sol, a gifted, terrifying child whose mother believes he is destined for greatness partly because he has a birthmark like his dad, his grandmother, and his great-grandmother. When Sol's family makes an unexpected trip to Germany, secrets begin to emerge about their history during World War II. It seems birthmarks are not all that's been passed down through the bloodlines. Closely observed, lyrically told, and epic in scope, Fault Lines is a touching, fearless, and unusual novel about four generations of children and their parents. The story moves from the West Coast of the United States to the East, from Haifa to Toronto to Munich, as secrets unwind back through time until a devastating truth about the family's origins is reached. Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale in which love, music, and faith rage against the shape of evil.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008
ISBN: 9780802198686
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jan 10, 2015

Sounded good...found it a bit disjointed, a writing style I don't care for & quit.

Jul 26, 2014

was a bit weird reading Sol's take on porn and the gruesomeness of war.. but as i delved in deeper i found that it was quite interesting and very captivating

Jul 19, 2013

Very interesting and well written book.

Oct 25, 2010

After reading all the great comments about this book I decided to read it for myself. I wish I hadn't bothered. The 'secret' really wasn't much of a secret at all. Plus, in the first part of the book, Sol (a 6 year old boy) describes internet pornography in detail. I was so disgusted that I almost put the book down.

Aug 24, 2010

A delicious read that unfolds in surprises and unexpected revelations. You will want to reread it once you are ' in the know' to view the complexities of the story and characters from a different perspective.

Mar 31, 2010

The first chapter almost put me off the book, and that is why I didn't give it five stars. Persevere, and you will be rewarded by a great story. I'm reading it again.

Oct 15, 2008

Neat narrative, great story.

Sep 27, 2008

This is an amazing book that immediately upon finishing, I started again from the beginning. As each successive 6 year old narrator adds another level of information about this family's rich and fascinating history, it explains more of how the later generations were shaped. Reading this book is like both opening a flower and unpeeling an onion.


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