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Title:Skeletons at the Feast
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Publisher:Crown
ISBN:0307394956
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Number of Pages:372
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, World war ii, Holocaust, Historical, War

Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Skeletons at the Feast In January in the waning months of World War II a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary to reach the British and American lines .

Among the group is eighteen year old Anna Emmerich the daughter of Prussian aristocrats There is her lover Callum Finella a twenty year old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family s farm as forced labor And there is a twenty six year old Wehrmacht corporal who the pair know as Manfred who is in reality Uri Singer a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz .

As they work their way west they encounter a countryside ravaged by war Their flight will test both Anna s and Callum s love as well as their friendship with Manfred assuming any of them even survive .

Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century s greatest tragedies while creating perhaps a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations

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