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The Visible World

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
The unnamed narrator of The Visible World, the American-born son of Czech immigrants living in New York, grows up in an atmosphere haunted by fragments of a past he cannot understand. Nowhere is this more true than in regard to his mother, Ivana, a spontaneous, passionate woman moving ever closer to genuine despair. As an adult, the narrator travels to Prague, hoping to learn about a love affair between his then young mother and a member of the Czech Resistance named Tomas, an affair whose untimely end, he senses, lays behind Ivana's unhappiness. Ultimately unable to complete his knowledge of the past, he imagines the two lovers as participants in one of the more dramatic moments of the war: the actual assassination of a high-ranking Nazi official. And, in the almost unimaginably romantic story he tells, he creates the ending of their story and the beginning of his own.

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84627-085-5 / 978-1-84627-085-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 0-618-75643-4 / 978-0-618-75643-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Visible World: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 0-547-05367-3 / 978-0-547-05367-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84627-086-3 / 978-0-552-08305-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84627-160-6 / 978-1-84627-160-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84627-080-4 / 978-1-84627-080-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-5226-3625-0 / 978-1-5226-3625-0
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks on Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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July 2008 : Audio CD
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Title: The Visible World (Contemporary Fiction)
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 9626349328 / 978-9626349328
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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February 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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November 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84648-292-5 / 978-1-84648-292-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
ISBN: 1-84648-310-7 / 978-1-84648-310-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Visible World
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Portobello Books
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March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Visible World: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Slouka
Publisher: Mariner Books
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