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Hope: A Tragedy

(2012)
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The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any historical import at all has ever happened there, which is why Solomon Kugel, like other urbanites fleeing their pasts and histories, decided to move his wife and young son there. To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way. His ailing mother stubbornly holds on to life, and won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she never actually suffered through. To complicate matters further, some lunatic is burning down farmhouses just like the one he bought. And when, one night, Kugel discovers history-a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history-hiding upstairs in his attic, bad quickly becomes worse.

The critically acclaimed writer Shalom Auslander's debut novel is a hilarious and disquieting examination of the burdens and abuse of history, propelled with unstoppable rhythm and filled with existential musings and mordant wit. It is a comic and compelling story of the hopeless longing to be free of those pasts that haunt our every present.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Hope: A Tragedy
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 1-4472-0765-3 / 978-1-4472-0765-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 1-59448-838-X / 978-1-59448-838-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Hope: a Tragedy: A Novel
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 1-59448-646-8 / 978-1-59448-646-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Hope: A Tragedy
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 1-4472-0766-1 / 978-1-4472-0766-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Hope: A Tragedy (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 1-4712-0589-4 / 978-1-4712-0589-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Hope: A Tragedy
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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