The Good Republic
Opening in 1939, this novel spans 50 years and depicts the central character's life as a political emigre in a run down part of London. He is invited to return to his home city by the renascent nationalist movement where he learns the price of remaining an "innocent" in history.
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Jacob Balthus is overjoyed when he is invited to return to his native Baltic homeland to celebrate the rebirth of that republic after 50 years of exile. Preparations for the trip recall the procession ... Read full review
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