In Paradise

Product Number: EB00389273
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698161764
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to bear witness, not only to his family's ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was "for all readers. He was for the world" (National Geographic).

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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014

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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
Product Number C03195
Released: Apr 09, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490619545
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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
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ISBN: #9781490619552
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Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
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Released: Apr 18, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490620206

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