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Captives
By Norman Manea and Jean Harris (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date December 11, 2014
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811220477
ISBN-10 0811220478
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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A stunning novel set in postwar Romania about language, identity, and loss.

Captives, the acclaimed writer Norman Manea's first novel, is a fascinating, kaleidoscopic, and imaginative look into postwar Romania. Divided into three sections–narrated in first-, second-, and third-person voices–Captives explores the lives of several defeated characters as they become almost too much to bear under the weight of endless humiliations: loss of identity, trauma of having survived the Second World War, and submission to the totalitarian state. 

This is a moving account of a country shaken by communism and anti-Semitism and haunted by recent atrocities, from "a distinguished writer whose vision of totalitarianism is close to Kafka's cloudy menace, universal yet internalized" (Richard Eder, The New York Times).



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9780811220477 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $17.95
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