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The Resource Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka

Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka

Label
Nobody's son : a memoir
Title
Nobody's son
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Slouka
Title variation
Nobodys son
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to be forced to then escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into. From World War I to the present, Slouka pieces together a remarkable story of refugees and war, displacement and denial, admitting into evidence memories, dreams, stories, the lies we inherit and the lies we tell -- in an attempt to reach his mother, the figure at the center of the labyrinth. Her story -- the revelation of her life-long burden and the forty-year love affair that might have saved her -- shows the way out of the maze"--
Summary
The son of Czechoslovakian parents who were smuggled out of their country to escape the Nazis, only to endure postwar Communist purges traces the experiences of the war's refugees and the author's own efforts to reconnect with his mother through a labyrinth of trauma, displacement and denial
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530322
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slouka, Mark
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.L697
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slouka, Mark
  • Slouka, Mark
  • Czech Americans
  • Authors, American
  • Mothers and sons
  • Family secrets
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20823071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292305
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn952195755
Label
Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20823071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292305
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn952195755

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