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LocationClark County
Call NoF Twar
TitleThe king of Warsaw : a novel / Szczepan Twardoch ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye.
AuthorTwardoch, Szczepan, 1979- author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101830326F Twar6/23/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781542044462
International Standard Book Number 1542044464
International Standard Book Number 9781542044448
International Standard Book Number 1542044448
Personal Name Twardoch, Szczepan, 1979- author.
Uniform Title Krol. English
Title Statement The king of Warsaw : a novel / Szczepan Twardoch ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2020.
Physical Description 371 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note Previously published as Krol by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Poland 2016.
Summary, Etc. A city ignited by hate. A man in thrall to power. It's 1937. Poland is about to catch fire. In the boxing ring, Jakub Szapiro commands respect, revered as a hero by the Jewish community. Outside, he instills fear as he muscles through Warsaw as enforcer for a powerful crime lord. Murder and intimidation have their rewards. He revels in luxury, spends lavishly, and indulges in all the pleasures that barbarity offers. For a man battling to be king of the underworld, life is good. Especially when it's a frightening time to be alive. Hitler is rising. Fascism is escalating. As a specter of violence hangs over Poland like a black cloud, its marginalised and vilified Jewish population hopes for a promise of sanctuary in Palestine. Jakub isn't blind to the changing tide. What's unimaginable to him is abandoning the city he feels destined to rule. With the raging instincts that guide him in the ring-and on the streets-Jakub feels untouchable. He must maintain the order he knows. Even as a new world order threatens to consume him.
Language note Translated from the Polish.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Poland Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Boxers (Sports) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Jews Poland Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gangsters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Poland Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Index Term-Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Entry, Personal Name Bye, Sean Gasper. translator.

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