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The dark room

Author: Rachel Seiffert
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"Retells the history of twentieth-century Germany through the experiences of three ordinary Germans. Helmut: A boy born with a physical deformity finds work as a photographer's assistant during the 1930s and captures on film the changing temper of Berlin, the city he lives. But his acute photographic eye never provides him with the power to understand the significance of what he sees through his camera. Lore: In the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Seiffert
ISBN: 0375421041 9780375421044
OCLC Number: 45375520
Description: 278 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Rachel Seiffert.
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"Retells the history of twentieth-century Germany through the experiences of three ordinary Germans. Helmut: A boy born with a physical deformity finds work as a photographer's assistant during the 1930s and captures on film the changing temper of Berlin, the city he lives. But his acute photographic eye never provides him with the power to understand the significance of what he sees through his camera. Lore: In the weeks following Germany's surrender, a teenage girl whose parents are both in Allied captivity takes her younger siblings on a terrifying, illegal journey through the four zones of occupation in search of her grandmother. Micha: Many years after the war, a young man trying to discover why the Russians imprisoned his grandfather for nine years after the war meets resistance at every turn; the only person who agrees, reluctantly, to help him is compromised by his own past." -- Jacket.

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