Fault Lines

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Black Cat, 2007 - Fiction - 307 pages
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A best seller in France, with over 400,000 copies sold, and currently being translated into eighteen languages, Fault Lines is the new novel from internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author Nancy Huston. Huston's novel is a profound and poetic story that traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to WW II Cera Germany. Fault Lines begins with Sol, a gifted, terrifying child whose mother believes he is destined for greatness partly because he has a birthmark like his dad, his grandmother, and his great-grandmother. When Sol's family makes an unexpected trip to Germany, secrets begin to emerge about their history during World War II. It seems birthmarks are not all that's been passed down through the bloodlines. Closely observed, lyrically told, and epic in scope, Fault Lines is a touching, fearless, and unusual novel about four generations of children and their parents. The story moves from the West Coast of the United States to the East, from Haifa to Toronto to Munich, as secrets unwind back through time until a devastating truth about the family's origins is reached. Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale in which love, music, and faith rage against the shape of evil.

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

This story takes you backwards through a family's history. You start out in "modern" times, with a boy and his parents, then back up all the way to the war and stories of German soldiers, but it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

I read this years ago and remembered it as being outstanding. Tried it again just to see if my memory or my tastes had changed. Not at all! This is a beautifully written story that transends time or ... Read full review

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