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The illusion of separateness a novel

Award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain.

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  • "Award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain."@en
  • "In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain."@en
  • "In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain."
  • "The characters in Simon Van Booy's The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see. This gripping novel, inspired by true events, tells the interwoven stories of a deformed German infantryman, a lonely British film child on the brink of starvation, and a caretaker at a retirement home for actors in Santa Monica. The same world moves under each of them, so that one by one, through seemingly random acts of selflessness, a veil i."
  • "'The Illusion of Separateness' centres around one simple act of courage on the battlefield in the heart of France during World War Two, the implications of which reverberate through the future generations of two very different men."@en
  • "In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain.The Illusion of Separateness intertwines the stories of unique and compelling characters who--through seemingly random acts of selflessness--discover the vital parts they have played in each other's lives."
  • "In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells the haunting and luminous story of how one man's act of mercy on a World War II battlefield changes the lives of six strangers across time and place. From wartime Britain and Nazi-occupied France, to modern-day Los Angeles, the characters of this gripping novel – inspired by true events – include a child on the brink of starvation, a blind museum curator looking for love, a German infantryman, and a humble caretaker at a retirement home in Santa Monica. Whether they are pursued by old age, shame, disease, or regret, the."@en
  • "Eine kleine Bäckerei in Paris, mitten in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Ein Soldat, dem in einem Akt der Güte das Leben geschenkt wird und der damit das Richtige tut. Eine mutige junge Frau, die offene Arme hat für ein Neugeborenes ohne Namen. Und ein Autor, der die Geschichte dieser Menschen in einer wunderbar zarten, eleganten Prosa erzählt - und dabei die unglaubliche Wucht menschlichen Schicksals entfaltet. Als Martin schon fast alt genug für die Schule ist, erzählen ihm seine Eltern, dass ihnen vor einigen Jahren, mitten in den Kriegswirren, ein Fremder ein Baby auf den Arm gedrückt hat: ihn selbst. Er braucht Jahre, um seine Herkunft zu begreifen - und er braucht sein ganzes Leben, um dem Mann zu begegnen, der ihn einst gerettet hat. Und auch dann weiss er nicht, wer da vor ihm steht. Inspiriert durch eine wahre Geschichte, erzählt Simon van Booy davon, wie unsere Leben untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind. Davon, dass die Welt nur scheinbar ein fremder Ort ist und die Menschen darin uns näher sind, als wir ahnen. Simon van Booy, geboren und aufgewachsen in Wales, lebt mit seiner Frau und Tochter in Brooklyn. Er ist der Autor von zwei Erzählungsbänden und zwei Romanen sowie drei Philosophiebüchern und schreibt u. a. für die New York Times, den Guardianund die BBC. Sein Werk wurde in vierzehn Sprachen übersetzt."
  • "The characters in Simon Van Booy's The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see."
  • "De levens van zes heel verschillende mensen uit diverse landen raken steeds meer met elkaar verbonden."
  • "The characters in Simon Van Booy's The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see. This gripping novel'inspired by true events'tells the interwoven stories of a deformed German infantryman; a lonely British film director; a young, blind museum curator; two Jewish American newlyweds separated by war; and a caretaker at a retirement home for actors in Santa Monica. They move through the same world but fail to perceive their connections until, through seemingly random acts of selflessness, a veil is lifted to reveal the vital parts they have played in one another's lives, and the illusion of their separateness."@en
  • "Centering around one simple act of courage on the battlefield in the heart of France during World War Two, the implications of which reverberate through the future generations of two very different men. In this story, inspired by true events, characters discover that at their darkest moments they are not alone, and that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see. The same world moves beneath each of them, so that one by one, through seemingly random acts of selflessness and mercy, a veil is lifted to reveal the vital parts they have played in each others lives, and the illusion of their separateness."@en

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  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en

http://schema.org/name

  • "The illusion of separateness a novel"@en
  • "The illusion of separateness a novel"
  • "The illusion of separateness : a novel"
  • "The illusion of separateness : a novel"@en
  • "˜Dieœ Illusion des Getrenntseins"
  • "Die Illusion des Getrenntseins Roman"
  • "The illusion of separateness"
  • "The illusion of separateness"@en
  • "Outre-Atlantique"
  • "Die Illusion des Getrenntseins"
  • "The Illusion of Separateness"@en
  • "The illusion fo separateness"
  • "De illusie van alleenzijn"
  • "Outre-Atlantique : roman"
  • "Die Illusion des Getrenntseins : Roman"
  • "The illusion of separateness : a novel"@en