The Glass Room (Paperback)

Simon Mawer


Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, The Glass Room is a story inspired by the amazing modernist symbol Villa Tugendhat. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House was built specially for the newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But as World War II begins to gather pace, the family has to flee their house, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, it plays host to the the best and worst of Eastern European history. This gripping read describes how these experiences managed to embody, and maybe even embolden, the house as the events turn full circle. Intriguingly told by Simon Mawer, this is a remarkable piece of fiction.

Product Details

  • Product code: AAAFB
  • ISBN: 9780349121321
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.3cm
  • Pages: 416
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 22 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 7


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