Publisher description for The breaking of eggs / Jim Powell.
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A debut novel unwinds the tangle of twentieth-century history with wit, humor, and humanity
61-year-old Feliks is a naturalized Frenchman, a displaced Pole and former Communist-and a curmudgeon-who has made his living writing a yearly travel guide to the countries behind the Iron Curtain. In 1991, with the Curtain now fallen, Feliks finds his beliefs beginning to crumble around him. When a rapacious American publisher offers to buy out his life's work, Feliks must travel to the country he has long despised, and so begins the wry and moving tale of a man who awakens from self-imposed isolation into a changed world he must get to know all over again. So unfolds a story of family, war, politics, a second chance at love, and one man's quest for himself.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Travel writers -- Fiction.
Older men -- Fiction.
Polish people -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989- -- Fiction.