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The Aftermath - Rhidian Brook
The Aftermath
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A courageous, emotionally gripping new novel (already sold in 18 countries worldwide, and soon to be made into a major motion picture) from an award-winning author and screenwriter: set in Germany during the tumultuous year following the end of World War II, the profoundly moving story of two... show more
A courageous, emotionally gripping new novel (already sold in 18 countries worldwide, and soon to be made into a major motion picture) from an award-winning author and screenwriter: set in Germany during the tumultuous year following the end of World War II, the profoundly moving story of two families, one house, and love grown from hate.Hamburg, 1946. While thousands wander the rubble, lost and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, is stationed in a grand house on the River Elbe. He is waiting for the arrival of his wife Rachael--still grieving for their eldest son, one of the war's many casualties--and their only surviving son, Edmund. But rather than force the owners of the house, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged atmosphere, both parents and children will be forced to confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal, to their deepest desires, their fiercest loyalties, and the transforming power of forgiveness. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958266 (0307958264)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 288
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
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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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