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The Ministry of Special Cases (Vintage International)

  • Author:Nathan Englander
  • Publisher:Vintage
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.95
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  • Seller:letusbegin
  • Sales Rank:25,138
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2008
  • ISBN:0375704442
  • EAN:9780375704444
  • ASIN:0375704442
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Synopsis
From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever saves him; and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence. When the nightmare of the disappeared children brings the Poznan family to its knees, they are thrust into the unyielding corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases, a terrifying, byzantine refuge of last resort. Through the devastation of a single family, Englander brilliantly captures the grief of a nation.

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