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The Stars Can Wait

The Stars Can Wait

(2002)
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In prose that is hauntingly spare and beautiful, Basu's fable-like story, set in 1940s German-occupied Poland, is a tale both of loss of childhood innocence and fraternal love. Fifteen-year-old Gracian Sofka is a stargazer. Every night he breaks the curfew to view the constellations from a clearing in the forest until his older brother, Pawel, forbids him to take such risks. When Pawel gives Gracian a telescope, not only does his younger brother begin to uncover Pawel's secret and mysterious past, he also becomes the unwitting catalyst to a violent tragedy.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Stars Can Wait: A Novel
Author(s): Jay Basu
ISBN: 0-8050-6887-2 / 978-0-8050-6887-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Stars Can Wait: A Novel
Author(s): Jay Basu
ISBN: 0-312-42115-X / 978-0-312-42115-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Stars Can Wait
Author(s): Jay Basu
ISBN: 0-09-942516-5 / 978-0-09-942516-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Stars Can Wait (A Jonathan Cape original)
Author(s): Jay Basu
ISBN: 0-224-06198-4 / 978-0-224-06198-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Stars Can Wait: A Novel
Author(s): Jay Basu
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Stars Can Wait
Author(s): Jay Basu
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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