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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780684872735
ISBN-10: 0684872730
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: Australia

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