By Tamas Dobozy

ISBN-10: 1771022639

ISBN-13: 9781771022637

Winner of the 2012 Rogers Writers' belief Fiction Prize

Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction

In December of 1944, the pink military entered Budapest to start one of many bloodiest sieges of the second one global struggle. by means of February, the siege was once over, yet its results have been to be felt for many years afterward.

Siege thirteen is a set of 13 associated tales approximately this bad time in heritage, either its old second, but in addition later, as a legacy of silence, haunting, and trauma that shadows the survivors.Set in either Budapest earlier than and after the siege, and immediately — in Canada, the united states, and elements of Europe — Siege thirteen lines the ripple impression of this time on characters without delay concerned, and on their neighbors, affiliates, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and adoptive countries.

Written via one in all this country's most sensible and such a lot across the world famous brief tale authors — the tale "The recovery of the Villa the place Tibor Kallman as soon as Lived" gained the 2011 O. Henry Prize for brief fiction — Siege thirteen is an clever, emotional, and soaking up cycle of reports approximately battle, kinfolk, loyalty, love and redemption.

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Sergey grinned, unscrewing the cognac. Misha, having meanwhile abandoned quilt for ice, set off at a comical waddling run and dived once more into the ice-hole. 21 In the small hours of Monday morning, Viktor was roused by the insistent ringing of the phone. When finally awake, he didn’t feel like getting up, but lay waiting for the caller to lose patience. But the caller didn’t lose patience, and even the penguin woke and gabbled. Viktor got out of bed and made his way unsteadily to the phone.

He accompanied these words with a lordly wave of the hand. “I’d prefer coffee, if I may,” said Viktor, settling into a leather armchair facing the vast executive desk. “Two coffees,” the Editor-in-Chief said, picking up the phone. “Do you know,” he resumed amiably, “we’d only recently been talking about you, and yesterday in came our Assistant Arts Editor, Boris Leonardovich, with your little story. ‘Get an eyeful of this,’ said he. I did, and it’s good. ” Viktor nodded politely. Igor Lvovich paused and smiled.

By next morning Viktor had earmarked a possible first obelisk. It only remained to get the Chief’s blessing. 30 next morning, having got the Chief’s blessing, drunk coffee, and been solemnly presented with his Press card, Viktor bought a bottle of Finlandia at a kiosk, and set off for the office of sometime author, now State Duma Deputy, Aleksandr Yakornitsky. Hearing that a correspondent of Capital News wished to see him, the State Deputy was delighted, and immediately told his secretary to cancel all his remaining appointments and admit no one else.

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