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The Betrayers

(2014)
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A compact saga of love, duty, family, and sacrifice from a rising star whose fiction is "self-assured, elegant, perceptive . . . and unflinchingly honest" (New York Times)

These incandescent pages give us one fraught, momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a Soviet Jewish dissident who now finds himself a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the settlements in the West Bank, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior, and the besieged couple escapes to Yalta, the faded Crimean resort of Kotler's youth. There, shockingly, Kotler comes face-to-face with the former friend whose denunciation sent him to the Gulag almost 40 years earlier.

In a whirling 24 hours, Kotler must face the ultimate reckoning, both with those who have betrayed him and with those whom he has betrayed, including a teenage daughter, a son facing his own moral dilemma in the Israeli army, and the wife who once campaigned to secure his freedom and stood by him through so much.

Stubborn, wry, and self-knowing, Baruch Kotler is one of the great creations of contemporary fiction. An aging man grasping for a final passion, he is drawn inexorably into a crucible that is both personal and biblical in scope.

In prose that is elegant, sly, precise, and devastating in its awareness of the human heart, David Bezmozgis has rendered a story for the ages, an inquest into the nature of fate and consequence, love and forgiveness. The Betrayers is a high-wire act, a powerful tale of morality and sacrifice that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers: A Novel
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 0-316-28433-5 / 978-0-316-28433-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2014 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 1-4434-0977-4 / 978-1-4434-0977-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 1-4434-0978-2 / 978-1-4434-0978-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers: A Novel
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 0-316-28435-1 / 978-0-316-28435-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 0-241-96133-5 / 978-0-241-96133-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 0-670-92158-0 / 978-0-670-92158-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 1-4789-5684-4 / 978-1-4789-5684-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
ISBN: 1-4789-5687-9 / 978-1-4789-5687-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Betrayers: A Novel
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Betrayers: A Novel
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Betrayers
Author(s): David Bezmozgis
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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