In The Memory of the Forest by Charles T. Powers
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A murder forces Leszek, the narrator, and his small Polish village to confront troubling questions about the community, its tragic past, the Holocaust, retribution, forgiveness, and personal identity. A first novel. 12,500 first printing.
 

About Charles T. Powers

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Charles T. Powers (1943-1996) was a journalist for The New York Times for more than twenty years. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he served as the newspaper?s Eastern European Bureau Chief in Warsaw. For the last five years of his life, he lived in Bennington, Vermont, where he completed this novel.
 
Published March 10, 1997 by Scribner. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A searching exploration of the social, moral and personal impact of communism's collapse in Poland, this dramatic novel is all the more remarkable because its author is not a Pole but the former Easte

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Powers's only novel (he died in October, at age 53) is a fiercely lyrical tale, set mostly in a Polish village where Leszek Maleszewski, a farmer in his mid-20s, goes sleuthing after a friend is found murdered in a forest.

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