Title Profile & Character Information

The History of Love

Annotation
Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty (Newsday).

Awards
2005  Original Voices Award


Author Notes
  Nicole Krauss was born in New York in 1974. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was named Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Characters
NameGursky, Leo
GenderMale
TraitsPolish American
Refugee
Father

NameSinger, Alma
GenderFemale

GenreFiction
Psychological
Love story
TopicsLost loves
Death of a spouse
Death of a parent
Search for love
Immigrants
Refugees
Books and reading
SettingNew York City