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The Aftermath - Rhidian Brook
The Aftermath
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Hamburg, 1946. Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan is requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined... show more
Hamburg, 1946. Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan is requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife, Rachael, and only remaining son, Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatized daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic atmosphere all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. The Aftermath is a stunning novel about our fiercest loyalties, our deepest desires and the transformative power of forgiveness.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307361042 (0307361047)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
2.0 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
The premise seemed interesting, but I didn't feel as enthused once I got a few chapters in. I wasn't always convinced of the time period, partly due to the language, and it felt like a lot of heavy-handed telling rather than showing right off the bat. After several tedious conversations, some clun...
a little faith's bookshelf
a little faith's bookshelf rated it
4.0
So I went through this WW2 phase a decade or so ago - around the time Band of Brothers came out - and devoured lots and lots of non-fiction and autobiographies about that difficult period of time. Aside from poetry, this is the first fictional book - I think - that I'm reading set in that time peri...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it
2.0
World War II, which historian Max Hastings called "the greatest and most terrible event in human history," will never fail to be a subject that fascinates historians, novelists and readers. Lately, though, it seems that the immediate aftermath of the war has caught writers' interest. Just off the to...
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