Gerhardt's Children




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2000

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9780595138647

About the Book

An extraordinary family saga about a fiercely German Catholic clan growing up in Midwestern America.

Epic in scope and emotional appeal, it is a story of angry sons and rebellious daughters, hapless mates and lovers, trapped in hopeless entanglements of need and resentment; of a vibrantly alive young woman dying of cancer and an emotionally ravaged young man struggling to be reborn; of a plainly human hunger for love at the mercy iron traditions that bend only in madness.

"A superb novelist presents a book difficult to overpraise."

-Publishers Weekly

"Brilliant and absorbing...Mundis has created the living organism of an American family."

-The Pittsburgh Press

About the Author

Jerrold Mundis is the award-winning, highly praised author of 17 novels and twelve books of nonfiction. His books have been selected by the Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild and other book clubs, and translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. He lives in New York City.