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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 aw... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781982650605
Barcode 9781982650605
Published 6 August 2019 by Blackstone Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
Read by Cohen, Steven Jay
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ISBN-13 9781982650605
ISBN-10 1982650605
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released [to be advised]
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
Read by Cohen, Steven Jay
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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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 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 The best part of this interesting novel is its ability to show parts of our history which others dismiss: why suffering can make some people more sensitive but others more cruel, and how a war, such an outrage to human dignity, blurs the line between the victorious and defeated. -- Elle A novel that breaks all the rules. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, the result is a disturbing and gripping novel that has haunted me ever since I finished reading it. -- New Zealand Books

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Author's Bio

Christine Leunens is the author of three novels translated into more than twenty languages. Caging Skies, an international bestseller sold in twenty-two countries, was shortlisted in France for the prestigious Prix Medicis etranger and Prix du roman Fnac. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she has 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. Steven Jay Cohen has been telling stories his whole life, and has worked professionally as a storyteller since 1991. A classically trained actor, he has worked both on stage and behind the microphone for most of his career. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Steven now resides in scenic western Massachusetts.

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