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To die in spring

Author: Ralf Rothmann; Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: London : Picador, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
War fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralf Rothmann; Shaun Whiteside
ISBN: 1509812857 9781509812851
OCLC Number: 982554026
Awards: Long-listed for HWA Endeavour Ink Gold Crown 2018 (UK)
Description: 210 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Im Frühling sterben.
Responsibility: Ralf Rothmann ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

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The German bestseller, a beautifully told and heart-breaking story of a friendship tragically interrupted by war. 'A sublime novel of damaged lives - and of fathers and sons.' Der Spiegel  Read more...

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Brilliant . . . Spare and elegant, [To Die in Spring] paints a quietly harrowing picture of the lasting effects of human violence . . . Directly confronting issues of responsibility, accountability, Read more...

 
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