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An American Decade

An American Decade

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An ambitious novel that takes in the sweeping and tumultuous 1930s: a decade in which the world was changed forever. An American Decade is set against the dramatic backdrop of mid-twentieth-century history - the Third Reich; the little-known story of the Nazi organisation the German American Bund; and the Kindertransport mission in which thousands of lives were saved. Broken by the recent death of his young wife, the classical tenor Christoph Rittersmann leaves Germany and the memories that haunt him behind and heads by ship for a new life in New York.As Christoph's old life in Germany falls away and his hopes for success as a singer on Broadway open out before him, the emotional and moral entanglements of what he has left behind slowly become clear - with the fevered voice of the German American Bund a constant tragic chorus in the background. Ashamed of what he has done and what he has not done, Christoph is seemingly powerless to know how to act or how to put things right until it is almost too late, as the human horrors of Nazism slowly close in on him and the ones that he loved but chose to leave behind.
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  • : 9781786150011
  • : Accent Press Ltd
  • : April 2017
  • : books

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