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Toymaker The - Liam Pieper

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Published: 30th January 2017
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A person is defined by the secrets they keep.

Adam Kulakov likes his life. He’s on the right side of middle age; the toy company he owns brightens the lives of children around the world; and he has more money than he can ever spend, a wife and child he adores, and as many mistresses as he can reasonably hide from them.

And he is not the only one with secrets. In 1944, Adam’s grandfather, Arkady, was imprisoned in Auschwitz and given an impossible choice. Now, as he’s coming to end of his life, he has to keep the truth from his family, and hold back the crushing memories of his time with one of history’s greatest monsters.

As a mistake threatens to bring Adam’s world tumbling down around him, the past reaches for Arkady. Everything he’s spent a lifetime building will be threatened, as will everything Adam and his family think they know of the world.

Bold, dark and compelling, The Toymaker is a novel about privilege, fear and the great harm we can do when we are afraid of losing what we hold dear.

About the Author

Liam Pieper is a Melbourne-based author and journalist. His first book was a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His second was the Penguin Special Mistakes Were Made, a volume of humorous essays. He was co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Award, winner of the 2015 Geoff Dean Short Story Prize and the inaugural creative resident of the UNESCO City of Literature of Prague. The Toymaker is his first novel.

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  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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    Interesting story line, real unexpected twist at the end. Found the early descriptive language unnecessary but understood as the story progressed.

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    ISBN: 9780143784623
    ISBN-10: 0143784625
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 30th January 2017
    Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.2
    Edition Number: 1