The Translator by John Crowley

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A novel of tremendous scope and beauty, The Translator tells of the relationship between an exiled Russian poet and his American translator during the Cuban missile crisis, a time when a writer's words -- especially forbidden ones -- could be powerful enough to change the course of history.


About John Crowley

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John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 324 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After Kit receives news that Ben has died in a freak accident in the Philippines, she returns to the university and becomes, if not Falin's lover, at least his partner.

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Literally, Malone translated Falin's work, but soon we realize Falin translated Kit's life and allowed her to return to her poetry.

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It isn't every novelist who can write convincing poetry just to make his novel believable.

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