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By Leunens, Christine
"Johannes is an avid member of the Hitler Youth. As the war rages on, he discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl called Elsa behind a false wall in their large house in Vienna. His initial horror turns to love and obsession. Both manipulating and manipulated, Johannes soon... finds he is the only one aware of Elsa's existence in the house, the only one responsible for her survival ... A film tie-in edition with new cover and abridged text"--Publisher information.Read more
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Nancy has gone from NY to NZ and lives a peaceful life with her Kiwi husband, Mike, and their seven-year-old daughter, Chloe until a holiday escape to Fiji takes an unexpected turn. Over the next decade she will have to deal with both the fall-out and her idiosyncratic mother-in-...law, Edith. Against a backdrop of time passing, life serves up light and darkness, tears, joy and illumination when the three generations of women least expect it.Read more
By Leunens, Christine; Read by Cohen, Steven Jay
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...are 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.Read more
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A light zany comic novel about growing up, family, food, sex and religion with an unforgettable ending.
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