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Charles T. Powers

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ISBN 10: 0684830302 / ISBN 13: 9780684830308
Published by Scribner, 1997
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Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Good

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When his boyhood friend is found murdered on the outskirts of Jadowia, Poland, Leszek decides to investigate on his own and is drawn into the secrets of the town's past


Even in the days after the collapse of Communism, the Poland of Charles Powers's novel is an "old country in an old Europe," a place that harbors the stories and secrets of a complex and tortured history. When a young farmer named Leszek starts looking into the unexplained murder of a childhood friend in his small hometown of Jadowia, he is led into a dark terrain, and begins to uncover difficult truths about war crimes committed by members of his own family. It's a complex, literary detective story, rendered in precise, jewel-like prose. Powers, who died in 1996, knows whereof he speaks: a journalist for the Los Angeles Times for more than twenty years, he served as the paper's Eastern European bureau chief from 1986-1991.

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