Motherland (e-bok)
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Engelska
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400
Utgivningsdatum
2014-01-14
Förlag
Counterpoint
ISBN
9781619023543
Motherland (e-bok)

Motherland (e-bok)

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2014-01-14
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Motherland is inspired by stories from the authors father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years. It is the authors attempt to reckon with the paradox of her fathera product of her grandparents fiercely protective love and their status as Mitlufer, Germans who went along with Nazism, first reaping its benefits and later its consequences.This page-turning novel focuses on the Kappus family: Frank is a reconstructive surgeon who lost his beloved wife in childbirth and two months later married a young woman who must look after the baby and his two grieving sons when he is drafted into medical military service. Alone in the house, Liesl must attempt to keep the children fed with dwindling food supplies, safe from the constant Allied air attacks, and protected against the swell of desperate refugees flooding their town. When one child begins to mentally unravel, Liesl must discover the source of the boys infirmity or lose him forever to Hadamar, the infamous hospital for unfit children. The novel bears witness to the shame and courage of Third Reich families during the devastating last days of the war, as each family members fateful choices lead them deeper into questions of complicity and innocence, to the novels heartbreaking and unforgettable conclusion.
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