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The Toymaker Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016
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''A person is defined by the secrets they keep.'

'Adam Kulakov likes his life. He's on the right side of middle age; the toy company he owns brightens the lives of millions of children around the world; and he has more money than he can ever spend, a wife and child he adores, and as many mistresses as he can reasonably hide from them.

'And he is not the only one with secrets. In 1944, Adam's grandfather, Arkady, was imprisoned in Auschwitz and given an impossible choice. Now, as he reaches the end of his life, he has to keep the truth from his family, and hold back the crushing memories of his time with one of history's greatest monsters.

'As a mistake threatens to bring Adam's world tumbling down around him, the past reaches for Arkady. Everything he's spent a lifetime building will be threatened, as will everything Adam and his family think they know of the world.

'Bold, dark and compelling, The Toymaker is a novel about privilege, fear and the great harm we can do when we are afraid of losing what we hold dear. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mumma
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      4170581261959623693.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 263p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 June 2016
      ISBN: 9780670079384

Works about this Work

Liam Pieper, The Toymaker single work review
— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
The Toymaker Review : Liam Pieper's Assured Debut with an Intricate Narrative Louise Swinn , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 20 August 2016;

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
'Liam Pieper has been busy. Two years ago his memoir (sure, he looks too young – but he's had quite a life already) was published, in 2015 he brought out a book of essays, and now, a novel. Pieper is content director of emerging writers' resource Writers Bloc, and it's clear within pages of The Toymaker that he is a professional writer of prodigious talent. ...'
When the Past Is Hard to Escape Louise Swinn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 19) The Saturday Age , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
Review : 'The Toymaker' by Liam Pieper Laurie Steed , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 64)

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
Liam Pieper Kylie Northover (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 18) The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 18)
'His first novel tackles a much darker subject than his earlier books, but the Holocaust has been a long-held obsession for this author, writes Kylie Northover.'
Liam Pieper, The Toymaker single work review
— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
Liam Pieper, The Toymaker : Review KN , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 2 July 2016;

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
Review : 'The Toymaker' by Liam Pieper Laurie Steed , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 64)

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
When the Past Is Hard to Escape Louise Swinn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 19) The Saturday Age , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
The Toymaker Review : Liam Pieper's Assured Debut with an Intricate Narrative Louise Swinn , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 20 August 2016;

— Review of The Toymaker Liam Pieper 2016 single work novel
'Liam Pieper has been busy. Two years ago his memoir (sure, he looks too young – but he's had quite a life already) was published, in 2015 he brought out a book of essays, and now, a novel. Pieper is content director of emerging writers' resource Writers Bloc, and it's clear within pages of The Toymaker that he is a professional writer of prodigious talent. ...'
'I Was Paralysed by Fear' : Liam Pieper on Writing about the Holocaust Bri Lee , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 21 July 2016;
'In his first foray into fiction, The Toymaker author reveals he was terrified he would ‘cause offense or suffering to survivors and their families’ ...'
Liam Pieper Kylie Northover (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 18) The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 18)
'His first novel tackles a much darker subject than his earlier books, but the Holocaust has been a long-held obsession for this author, writes Kylie Northover.'
Silence Is Deadly Liam Pieper , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Underline , December no. 1 2016; (p. 14-17)
'Liam Pieper's debut novel The Toymaker, is a story about privilege. fear and the great harm we can do when we are afraid of losing what we hold clear. Here Pieper offers some insights into the places. people and events that helped him shape this bold, dark and unflinching examination of society.'
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