Too Many Men

Author(s): Lily Brett

Fiction

Ruth Rothwax, a successful woman with her own business, Rothwax Correspondence, can find order and meaning in writing words for other people - condolence letters, thank-you letters, even you-were-great-in-bed letters. But as the daughter of Edek Rothwax, an Auschwitz survivor with a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to the English language, Ruth can find no words to understand the loss her family experienced during World War II. Ruth is obsessed with the idea of returning to Poland with her father, but she doesn't quite understand why she feels this so intensely. To make sense of her family's past, yes. To visit the places where her beloved mother and father lived and almost died, certainly. But she knows there's more to this trip. By facing Poland, and the past, she can finally confront her own future. 'At once haunting, riotously funny, and deeply touching ...The most delightful surprise of the year.' Publishers Weekly 'Amazingly funny ...a masterpiece.' Weekend Australian 'An extraordinary achievement; a feat of wit, passion and intellect' Simon Schama 'Irresistible.' People 'Funny ...powerful ...chilling.' O magazine 'Sophisticated and tender, comic and serious.' New York Daily News 'Heartfelt.' Time Out 'One of a rare breed ...a polished stylist with brains, wit, and a message.' Sun Herald

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Lily Brett was born in Germany and came to Melbourne with her parents in 1948. She is one of Australia's most prolific and successful authors. She has published six works of fiction, nine books of poetry, and three essay collections to much critical acclaim in Australia and around the world. Lily Brett is married to the Australian painter David Rankin. They have three children and live in New York. lilybrett.com

General Fields

  • : 9780143572503
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : February 2015
  • : Australia
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lily Brett
  • : Paperback
  • : 415
  • : en
  • : 544