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Caging Skies: A Novel: A Novel

Caging Skies: A Novel: A Novel
 

By turns disturbing and blackly comic, haunting and cleverly satirical, Leunens' captivating and masterful novel--sold in 16 countries and the basis for a major forthcoming film by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnorak, What We Do in the Shadows)--examines this world of truth and lies, l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781419739088
Barcode 9781419739088
Release Date 6 October 2019 by Abrams
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
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ISBN-13 9781419739088
ISBN-10 1419739085
Stock Release date is 6 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Abrams
Imprint Abrams
Release Date 6 October 2019
International Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 297
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 970873

Description of this Book

An avid member of the Hitler Youth in 1940s Vienna, Johannes Betzler discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl named Elsa behind a false wall in their home. His initial horror turns to interest--then love and obsession. After his parents disappear, Johannes is the only one aware of Elsa's existence in the house and the only one responsible for her survival. By turns disturbing and blackly comic, haunting and cleverly satirical, Christine Leunens's captivating and masterful novel--sold in 16 countries and the basis for a major forthcoming film by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnorak, What We Do in the Shadows)--examines this world of truth and lies, laying bare the darkest corners of the human soul.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Leunens is a strong writer, her prose supple and darkly engaging. Her depiction of wartime Vienna is nearly cinematic and utterly convincing. . . . A dark, disturbing novel . . . Vivid prose. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Christine Leunens is the author of three novels translated into more than fifteen languages. Her novel Caging Skies is an international bestseller, sold in sixteen countries and the basis for a major new film by director Taika Waititi. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she's spent most of her life in Europe and now lives in New Zealand. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts in English and American literature and language from Harvard University. A former model, Leunens was the face of Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Nina Ricci, and others.

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