Fault Lines

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A best seller in France, with over 400,000 copies sold, and currently being translated into eighteen languages, Fault Lines is the new novel from internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author Nancy Huston. Huston's novel is a profound and poetic story that traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to WW II era Germany. Fault Lines begins with Sol, a gifted, terrifying child whose mother believes he is destined for greatness partly because he has a birthmark like his dad, his grandmother, and his great-grandmother. When Sol's family makes an unexpected trip to Germany, secrets begin to emerge about their history during World War II. It seems birthmarks are not all that's been passed down through the bloodlines. Closely observed, lyrically told, and epic in scope, Fault Lines is a touching, fearless, and unusual novel about four generations of children and their parents. The story moves from the West Coast of the United States to the East, from Haifa to Toronto to Munich, as secrets unwind back through time until a devastating truth about the family's origins is reached. Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale in which love, music, and faith rage against the shape of evil.

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  • Sara

    I almost put this book down after reading the first few pages. Sol seemed more like a 40-year-old pervert than a six-year-old boy. But, thanks to Goodreads, I kept reading as many of the reviews encou...

  • Bonnie

    "Faultless"I know this isn't the correct way to use this word -- but I enjoyed this book so much I wanted to flip back to the first page and read it all over again....

  • Erica

    This is a beautiful story, and the method of telling is really interesting.The reason I only gave it three stars is that each chapter is told from the POV of a 6 yr old. And, I just didn't buy it. The...

  • Morrigan

    Disturbing doesn't quite cover it. Painful and uncomfortable to read is more like it. This is a book that confronts taboo subjects head on...all the meanwhile breaking into the readers comfort zone. I...

  • Bree

    At first I wasn't really too sure about this one...I started reading it, and after just having put down "Forever Lily" because of the whole "I'm in tune with everything" attitude, I was scared when So...

  • Jollen

    Well written,and interesting. I feel as though I need to go back and re read it....backwards. ...

  • Mariah

    I may have given this book four stars immediately after finishing it, but in the few days that have passed since then, I keep thinking about it and analyzing the characters and pasting the story toget...

  • Debbie

    A backward chronology of an aspect of the holocaust of which I wasn't aware, told by each generation of the family during their sixth year of life. Each six year old has a somewhat naive view of adult...

  • Margot

    There is a crack in this world: a world where children acts like adults and where adults are childish. There is a crack in the human condition. There is a crack in people souls. 356 pages: violence, s...

  • Carmel Demery

    The style of this book was very interesting. This is the story of 4 generations told from the point of view of the 6 year old in each generation but told backwards. First we meet 6yo Sol who lives in ...