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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241964200
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The History Of Love

Penguin Essentials




A fabulous, heartbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new American writers to emerge in recent years

Leo Gursky is a man who fell in love at the age of ten and has been in love ever since. These days he is just about surviving life in America, tapping his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbour know he's still alive, drawing attention to himself at the milk counter of Starbucks. But life wasn't always like this: sixty years ago in the Polish village where he was born Leo fell in love with a young girl called Alma and wrote a book in honour of his love. These days he assumes that the book, and his dreams, are irretrievably lost, until one day they return to him in the form of a brown envelope.

Meanwhile, a young girl, hoping to find a cure for her mother's loneliness, stumbles across a book that changed her mother's life and she goes in search of the author. Soon these and other worlds collide in The History of Love, a captivating story of the power of love, of loneliness and of survival.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241964200
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss was born in New York in 1974. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, also to be published by Penguin, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire and Best American Short Stories. The History of Love has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Nicole Krauss lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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