The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes

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The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.

The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Ondaatje Prize 2011 winner


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