Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by "one of the most gripping writers imaginable" (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man?s search for the answer to his life?s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

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The 277th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  2. - 13th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 13th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  4. - 14th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  5. - 55th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  6. - 100th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  7. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  8. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)
  9. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  10. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  11. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)

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