The Ministry of Special Cases

Author(s): Nathan Englander

General Fiction

Buenos Aires, 1970s. Kaddish Poznan chips the names off gravestones for a living, removing traces of disreputable ancestors for their more respectable kin. His wife Lillian works in insurance, earning money when people live longer than they fear. When the government is overthrown in a military coup, their son Pato is arrested by the police and becomes one of the disappeared. Desperate to find him, Kaddish and Lillian turn to the Ministry of Special Cases, a bureaucracy of anguish and false promises, and they discover just how far they are willing to go to save their son...

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General Fields

  • : 9781474611114
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : June 2020
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nathan Englander
  • : 352
  • : FIC
  • : English
  • : Paperback