The Illusion of Separateness

A Novel

    • 3.9 • 43 Ratings
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Publisher Description

“The uncanny beauty of Van Booy’s prose, and his ability to knife straight to the depths of a character’s heart, fill a reader with wonder….There are so many wonderful sentences in this book, a reviewer groans for want of room to list them.” — San Francisco Chronicle

In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man’s act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection.

Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain.

The Illusion of Separateness intertwines the stories of unique and compelling characters who—through seemingly random acts of selflessness—discover the vital parts they have played in each other’s lives.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
June 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Jersey Shore Girl 1014 ,

Wonderful

What a wonderful book! A beautiful, poetic novel of love and loss, war and peace. It's probably the best book I've read all year. The words, like poetry, are beautifully rendered and the story will linger long after the last word is read. Bravo!

Mac-Chick ,

Inspiring and Beautiful

Beautiful book which comes full circle for the characters in the book. One kind act, then another and the interweaving of lives. The stories are touching. The ending came a bit abruptly and I would have loved the book to go on longer. I found this book to be an inspiration for kindness and I felt gratitude. Really a great read and I'll be checking out the other books from this author. In fact, I'll likely read this one again.

Noosha21 ,

The illusion of separateness

He awaken the higher being in you with beautifully depicting the pleasure or pain of simple every day life's orders.

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