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False Entry

(1961)
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In the vein of Eudora Welty and Charles Dickens, Hortense Calisher's astounding first novel examines a young man's detachment from the world - and his struggle to rejoin it.

Pierre Goodman enjoys an idyllic childhood as the son of a widowed dressmaker in post-World War I England. But paradise is ripped from him at age 10 when he and his mother immigrate to a small town in Alabama. Yearning to regain peace within his own mind and aided by his photographic memory, he begins falsely but completely enveloping himself in the lives of others. He yearns to become not merely a listener to the world, but also a singer in its chorus. In doing so, Pierre's life becomes an extraordinary document of his time and place as he finds himself a part of history over and over again. He testifies against the Klan in the Deep South, joins the navy during World War II, experiences love, and eventually finds his way back to England as an entirely changed man.

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Hardback Editions

June 1961 : Hardback
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Title: False Entry
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 9997553705 / 978-9997553706
Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T)
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Paperback Editions

April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: False Entry
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-55584-196-1 / 978-1-55584-196-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: False Entry: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-5318-0715-1 / 978-1-5318-0715-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: False Entry: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: False Entry: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: False Entry: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
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