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Emotional Arithmetic

(1990)
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Melanie is a mother and a lover, middle-aged, eccentric, courageous, and often hilariously unpredictable. She's also deeply scarred by her internment as a child in Drancy, a Nazi detention camp. Through the humanity and friendship of an English boy, Christopher Lewis, and her self-appointed protector, Jakob Bronski, Melanie managed to survive. Forty years later, Jakob, now a frail, well-known Soviet dissident, and Christopher, a writer who's never forgotten the young Melanie, reenter her life. Memories of the past, coupled with her husband's infidelity, upset Melanie's precarious emotional stability, forcing her to confront the absurdity of trying to balance good and evil, guilt and love, duty and desire. With its finely drawn characters, rich humanity, and rare wit, Emotional Arithmetic is a novel of memory and hope, offering an unforgettable look at how the shadows of the past illuminate the present.

    

Used availability for Matt Cohen's Emotional Arithmetic

Hardback Editions

August 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Emotional Arithmetic
Author(s): Matt Cohen
ISBN: 0-312-13064-3 / 978-0-312-13064-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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1990 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Emotional Arithmetic
Author(s): Matt Cohen
ISBN: 0-88619-362-1 / 978-0-88619-362-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Lester & Orpen Dennys, Limited
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Emotional Arithmetic: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Cohen
ISBN: 1-55263-900-2 / 978-1-55263-900-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Key Porter Books
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April 1992 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Emotional Arithmetic
Author(s): Matt Cohen
ISBN: 0-7704-2512-7 / 978-0-7704-2512-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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1990 : Canada Paperback

Title: Emotional arithmetic
Author(s): Matt Cohen
ISBN: 0-88619-364-8 / 978-0-88619-364-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
Availability: Amazon CA