Carry Me Across the Water

Carry Me Across the Water

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'Take the advice of no one,' young August Kleinman is told by his mother, as around them in Hamburg the Nazi party is rising to power. With these words alone to guide him, August escapes to America, where he builds a fortune, a family, and a life, on his own daring terms. August's character and fate are shaped by a shocking encounter in a cave with a Japanese soldier, a lifelong passion for an Italian girl named Ginger and estrangement from his own children. Finally, August must face the sins of his life and seek atonement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 190g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074755790X
  • 9780747557906
  • 1,535,896

Review quote

'A spare, beautiful novel, which captures both the tensions between generations in modern American family life. Canin has a rare talent' Daily Mailshow more

About Ethan Canin

Ethan Canin lives in California and Iowa.show more

Rating details

727 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 22% (157)
4 43% (316)
3 28% (202)
2 6% (46)
1 1% (6)
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