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A glass rose
High praise from the critics for a Glass Rose, Richard Bankowsky's first novel:
". . . an extraordinary first novel of a gifted new author . . ." The New York Times "A powerful and startling new talent." Cleveland Press "This is the first novel of a first-rate talent. . . . and there is a range of human nature of far more insight and varied than in many novels, first and last." Chicago Tribune "A Glass Rose is one of the most compelling American novels to appear in the last several years." Washington Post-Times-Herald "Bankowsky is, with one novel, among our finest writers. . . .suspense distilled from horror, the drama of innocence violated. . . . He chills the blood and yet at the same time opens the heart to life's essential tragedies." Los Angeles Mirror News ". . . a brilliantly constructed first novel . . . thoroughly convincing . . . great raw impact" from a lead review in Time Magazine One of Time Magazine's eighteen Best Books of the the year. New York Times recommended reading and Best Books of the year. As they mumbled the prayers of the Rosary at Stanislaw Machek's wake, his family wondered what had happened that final night before his youngest daughter Stella ran away to New York City. Only the mother, Rosalja, had been there that night, and Rosalja sat now, as she had done ever since, mindlessly gazing at a bowl of glass flowers in her lap. The story of the joys and sorrows of this alien family in a strange land is as intense and universal as Greek Tragedy or the Stations of the Cross. Perhaps the drunkard Jozef said it best: "For it is the same old story over and over again, eh, Stanislaw? And it happens to all of us, only in different ways--a little joy, a little sorrow, and the hope for maybe just a little glory. And so many different things happen, in so many different ways, in so many different places; and still it is always the same old story and it always ends the same way. You would think that by this time some of us would begin to understand it . . . --This text refers to the
Kindle Edition edition.
Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (1958)
8.1 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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