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Caging Skies

Caging Skies
  

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 a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781419740121
Release Date 7 January 2020 by Abrams
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
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Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
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ISBN-13 9781419740121
ISBN-10 1419740121
Stock Release date is 7 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2020
Publisher Abrams
Imprint Abrams
Release Date 7 January 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
Edition Reprint
Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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