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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down, ' Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past. Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to have to 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 enigmatic 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 show the way out of the maze."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
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/subjectName
  • Slouka, Mark
  • Slouka, Mark
  • Czech Americans
  • Authors, American
  • Mothers and sons
  • Family secrets
  • New York (State)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1683865
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292305
Lccn
2016018257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683865
  • (Sirsi) 1683865
  • (OCoLC)952195755
Label
Nobody's son : a memoir, Mark Slouka
Publication
Copyright
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
1683865
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393292305
Lccn
2016018257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683865
  • (Sirsi) 1683865
  • (OCoLC)952195755

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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