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The wish child

Author: Catherine Chidgey
Publisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of two German families caught up in the Second World War, The Wish Child is both a love letter of sorts to Berlin, and a terrifying portrayal of the way ordinary Germans were drawn into the Nazi dream"--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wish child
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Chidgey
ISBN: 9781776560936 1776560930 9781776560622 1776560620 9781784741112 1784741116
OCLC Number: 964417505
Awards: Ockham New Zealand Book Award, Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner 2017.
Description: 383 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Catherine Chidgey.

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Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words (`promise', `love', `mercy'). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware  Read more...

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"An incredible piece of writing...takes us inside the minds of the children and their families with such tenderness, humanity and psychological astuteness that it creates an understanding of why they Read more...

 
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