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|Grouping Author||krivak andrew|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-20 07:29:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-20 07:41:15AM|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction, Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction, Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction, West Regional - Adult Fiction|
National Book Award Finalist
"Some writers are good at drawing a literary curtain over reality, and then there are writers who raise the veil and lead us to see for the first time. Krivak belongs to the latter The Sojourn, about a war and a family and coming-of-age, does not present a single false moment of sentimental creation. Rather, it looks deeply into its characters' lives with wisdom and humanity, and, in doing so, helps us experience a distant past that feels as if it could be our own." —National Book Award judges' citation
The Sojourn is the story of Jozef Vinich, who was uprooted from a 19th-century mining town in Colorado by a family tragedy and returns with his father to an impoverished shepherd's life in rural Austria-Hungary. When World War One comes, Jozef joins his adopted brother as a sharpshooter in the Kaiser's army, surviving a perilous trek across the frozen Italian Alps and capture by a victorious enemy.
A stirring tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that was inspired by the author's own family history, this novel evokes a time when Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, and Germans fought on the same side while divided by language, ethnicity, and social class in the most brutal war to date. It is also a poignant tale of fathers and sons, addressing the great immigration to America and the desire to live the American dream amidst the unfolding tragedy in Europe.
Andrew Krivak is the author of three novels: The Bear (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in February 2020); The Signal Flame, a Chautauqua Prize finalist; and The Sojourn, a National Book Award finalist and winner of both the Chautauqua Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He lives with his wife and three children in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional, Middle Creek Community, West Regional|
|record_details||ils:619513|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Bellevue Literary Press,|2011.|191 pages ; 19 cm, overdrive:73b0e284-de16-4643-8fe8-06bc63f2e39a|eBook|eBook||English|Bellevue Literary Press|2011||
|subject_facet||Historical fiction, Soldiers -- Austria -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Sojourn, The sojourn / Andrew Krivak|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Soldiers, World War, 1914-1918|