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Author Slouka, Mark, author.

Title Nobody's son : a memoir / Mark Slouka.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY SLOUKA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. SLOUKA, M.    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO SLOUKA    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY SLOUKA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B SLOUKA MARK S    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B SLOUKA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-SLOUKA SLO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 SLOUKA, MAR    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B SLOUKA, M.    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG SLOUKA, MARK    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "'There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down,' Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past. Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to have to escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into. From World War I to the present, Slouka pieces together a remarkable story of refugees and war, displacement and denial--admitting into evidence memories, dreams, stories, the lies we inherit and the lies we tell--in an attempt to reach his mother, the enigmatic figure at the center of the labyrinth. Her story, the revelation of her life-long burden and the forty-year love affair that might have saved her show the way out of the maze."--Dust jacket.
Subject Slouka, Mark -- Family.
Slouka, Mark -- Childhood and youth.
Czech Americans -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Mothers and sons -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Family secrets -- New York (State)
New York (State) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780393292305 (hardcover)
0393292304 (hardcover)
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