Vision of Emma Blau
By (author) Ursula Hegi
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Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi
Book DescriptionThe Vision of Emma Blau is the luminous epic of a bicultural family filled with passion and aspirations, tragedy and redemption. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Stefan Blau, whom readers will remember from Stones from the River, flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision he has dreamed of every night. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's granddaughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream: the Wasserburg, a once-grand apartment house filled with the hidden truths of its inhabitants both past and present. Ursula Hegi creates a fascinating picture of immigrants in America: their dreams and disappointments, the challenges of assimilation, the frailty of language and its transcendence, the love that bonds generations and the cultural wedges that drive them apart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684872735
(203mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ursula Hegi
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Hotel of the Saints, Paperback (November 2002)
The bestselling author of "The Vision of Emma Blau" renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in her first major collection in more than a decade.
Floating in My Mother's Palm, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Ursula Hegi
The healing powers of affirmation prevail against the haunting ghosts of history as Hanna Malter, growing up in post-war Germany, becomes, through luminous vignettes, initiated into the silence and secrets of her country's past.
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