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Two lives

Author: Vikram Seth; Eve Karpf; Tim Bentinck; Vincent Ebrahim
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, c2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : AbridgedView all editions and formats
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Shanti Behari Seth, brought up in India, was sent by his family in the 1930s to Berlin--though he could not speak a word of German--to study medicine and dentistry. Helga Gerda Caro, known to everyone as "Henny" was also born in 1908, in Berlin, to a Jewish family--cultured, patriotic, and intensely German. When the family decided to take Shanti as a lodger, Henny's first reaction was, "Don't take the black man!"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Vikram Seth; Eve Karpf; Tim Bentinck; Vincent Ebrahim
ISBN: 0060878940 : 9780060878948
OCLC Number: 62223571
Notes: Title from container.
Includes an author interview.
Duration: 8:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by the author ; letters read by Eve Karpf, Tim Bentinck and Vincent Ebrahim.
Description: 6 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs.
Responsibility: written by Vikram Seth.

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Shanti Behari Seth, brought up in India, was sent by his family in the 1930s to Berlin--though he could not speak a word of German--to study medicine and dentistry. Helga Gerda Caro, known to everyone as "Henny" was also born in 1908, in Berlin, to a Jewish family--cultured, patriotic, and intensely German. When the family decided to take Shanti as a lodger, Henny's first reaction was, "Don't take the black man!" But a friendship flowered, and when Henny fled Germany just one month before war broke out, she was met at Victoria Station by the only person in the country she knew: Shanti. Vikram Seth has woven together their story, which recounts the arrival into this childless couple's lives of their great-nephew from India--the teenage Vikram. The result is a tapestry of India, the Third Reich and the Second World War, Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Israel and Palestine, postwar Germany and 1970s Britain.

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