WOMEN IN THE CASTLE


WOMEN IN THE CASTLE

JESSICA SHATTUCK    Book Number: 86181    Product format: Hardback

Set at the end of World War Two in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, here is a story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, now fallen into ruins following years of war. The widow of a resistor murdered in the failed 20th July 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators - to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First she rescues six year old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi re-education home. Together they make their way across the smouldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin's mother, the beautiful and naïve Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then Marianne locates Ania and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together, but she quickly discovers the black and white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated and filled with dark secrets that threaten to tear the three women apart. The writing is magnificent, and the author renders unimaginable circumstances with tremendous clarity and compassion. With highly desirable roughcut edges to the 356 pages. Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780062563668
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