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Siege 13

Category: Book
By (author): Dobozy, Tamas
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (2012) Winner
Governor General's Award for Fiction (2012) Short-listed
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: September 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.75in x 5.25in x 0.88in
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$ 22.95
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From The Publisher*2012 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize - Winner
2012 Governor General's Literary Award - Finalist, English-Language Fiction In December of 1944, the Red Army entered Budapest to begin one of the bloodiest sieges of the Second World War. By February, the siege was over, but its effects were to be felt for decades afterward. Siege 13 is a collection of thirteen linked stories about this terrible time in history, both its historical moment, but also later, as a legacy of silence, haunting, and trauma that shadows the survivors. Set in both Budapest before and after the siege, and in the present day- in Canada, the U.S., and parts of Europe- Siege 13 traces the ripple effect of this time on characters directly involved, and on their friends, associates, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and adoptive countries. Written by one of this country's best and most internationally recognized short story authors- the story "The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kallman Once Lived" won the 2011 O. Henry Prize for short fiction- Siege 13 is an intelligent, emotional, and absorbing cycle of stories about war, family, loyalty, love and redemption.
From The Publisher*Siege 13 is an intelligent, emotional, and absorbing cycle of stories about war, family, loyalty, love and redemption.
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These stories and their characters [...] become treats to be savoured.

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Dobozy writes in a singularly courageous and unsentimental way, with frequent flashes of the mordant black humour that characterizes the best Hungarian jokes.

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Dobozy's prose pulses with intelligence.

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The 10 first-person stories of Dobozy's debut are remarkable for their psychological and emotional complexity. Dobozy's prose is an artistic and intellectual boon.

Review Quote*However grim and dark the memories and events of Siege 13, the lights of compassion and humour in the midst of horror save us all.
Review Quote*Siege 13 is a stupendous book...
Review Quote*...Dobozy makes these artfully stratified vignettes engrossing intellectual puzzles any historically minded reader will thrill to wrestle with.
Biographical Note

Tamas Dobozy was born in Nanaimo, BC. After receiving his Ph.D. in English from the University of British Columbia, he taught at Memorial University. His work has been published in journals throughout North America, and in 1995 he won the annual subTerrain short fiction contest. When X Equals Marylou, his first collection of short fiction, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award. Tamas Dobozy now teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.