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Fault Lines - Nancy Huston

Fault Lines

By: Nancy Huston

eBook | 1 April 2015

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Winner of the Prix Femina, 2006. Nancy Huston tells a riveting tale, in which love, music and faith rage against the shape of evil.

Sol is a gifted but also terrifying six-year-old; his mother believes he is destined for greatness. He has a birthmark, like his dad, his grandmother and great-grandmother. But when they all make an unexpected trip to Germany, terrible secrets emerge about their family's story during World War II. Perhaps birthmarks are not all that has been passed down through this family.

With its domestic focus but epic scope, Fault Lines is a compelling, touching and often funny novel about four generations of children and their parents. From California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich, the secrets unwind back through time, the present haunted by the past, until we reach the devastating truth.

'Combines the psychological tension of a thriller with sweeping literary brilliance. Huston...succeeds in exploring the darkest of subjects with a lightness of touch...Seamlessly shifting from one point of view to the next, the plot thickens to a searing climax.' Sydney Morning Herald

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