Three Farmers On Their Way To A Dance

In the spring of 1914, renowned photographer August Sander took a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance. This novel focuses on this haunting image, capturing the last moments of innocence on the brink of World War I.

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BY THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED BEWILDERMENT AND THE OVERSTORY_____________________Rosenthal Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Special Citation, PEN Hemingway Award_____________________In the spring of 1914, renowned German photographer August Sander takes a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance. This haunting image, capturing the last moments of innocence on the brink of World War I, provides the central focus of Richard Powers' brilliant and compelling first novel. As the fate of the three farmers is chronicled, two contemporary stories unfold. In one, a chance museum-goer becomes obsessed with the photo; and in the other, a young technical writer in Boston discovers he has a personal connection to it. The three stories connect in an entirely surprising way, describing nothing less than the history of a century of brutality and progress.'Nothing less than brilliant' John Updike

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Weight 248 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
Author

Publisher

Atlantic Books

Imprint

Atlantic Books

Cover

Paperback

Pages

358

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K