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The Retreat (Quartet Encounters)

Aron Appelfeld

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ISBN 10: 0704334879 / ISBN 13: 9780704334878
Published by Texas Bookman, 1996
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Retreat (Quartet Encounters)

Publisher: Texas Bookman

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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The year is 1937. On a remote hilltop some distance from Vienna stands a hotel called The Retreat. Founded by a man who is determined to cleanse himself and his guests of all "Jewish traits," it is a resort of assimilation, with daily activities that include lessons in how to look, talk, act--in short, how to pass--as a gentile. But with Hitler on the march, the possibilities of both assimilation and retreat are quickly fading for the hotel's patrons, men and women who are necessarily--and horrifically--blind to their fate. Mordant, shrewd, and elegantly written, The Retreat is a moving story of people forbidden to retreat from themselves, by the writer whom Irving Howe called "one of the best novelists alive."

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