ISBN10: 1681370344 ISBN13: 9781681370347 Contributors: Szirtes, George (Translator) Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: Oct 18 2016 Pages: 327 Weight: 0.78lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
When Ettie’s husband dies, her daughter, Iza, insists that she give up the family house in the countryside and move to Budapest. Displaced from her community and her home, Ettie tries to find her place in this new life. Iza’s Ballad is the story of a woman who loses her life’s companion and a mother trying to get close to a daughter whom she has never truly known. It is about the meeting of the old-fashioned and the modern worlds and the beliefs we construct over a lifetime. Beautifully translated by the poet George Szirtes, this is a profoundly moving novel with the unforgettable power of Magda Szabó’s award-winning The Door.