search for books and compare prices
cover image
Aaron's Leap
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Publication date February 18, 2014
Pages 221
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781934137703
ISBN-10 1934137707
Dimensions 0.60 by 5.20 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
“Told in clear and beautiful prose, Aaron’s Leap is a deeply moving portrait of love, sacrifice, and the transformative power of art in a time of brutal uncertainty.” —SIMON VAN BOOY, author of The Illusion of Separateness

Based on the real-life story of Bauhaus artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Aaron’s Leap is framed by the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli film crew delving into the extraordinary life of a woman who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp of Terezín and died in Auschwitz. Aided by the granddaughter of one of the artist’s pupils, the filmmakers begin to uncover buried secrets from a time when personal and artistic decisions became matters of life-and-death. Spanning a century of Central European history, the novel evokes the founding impulses, theories, and personalities of the European Modernist movement (with characters modeled after Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel) and shows what it takes to grapple with a troubled history, “leap” into the unknown, and dare to be oneself.

Magdaléna Platzová was raised in Prague and has lived in Washington, DC and New York City, where she taught literature at NYU, and now lives in Lyon, France. She is the author of a children’s book, two collections of short stories, and three novels, including Aaron’s Leap, a Lidové Noviny Book of the Year Award finalist, hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a novel that “must be counted among the best written by contemporary Czech writers.” It is her first book to be published in English.


Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9781934137703
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Magdalena Platzova | from Consortium Book Sales & Dist (February 18, 2014)
9781934137703 | details & prices | 221 pages | 5.20 × 7.75 × 0.60 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: “Told in clear and beautiful prose, Aaron’s Leap is a deeply moving portrait of love, sacrifice, and the transformative power of art in a time of brutal uncertainty.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.