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A novel of exceptional style and momentum, sustained at a high emotional pitch, and beautifully constructed. - Alan Furst, New York Times Book Review. At once a thriller and a moral tale, this taut, heart-stopping novel explores the deadly perils of collaboration on quiet, idyllic Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the only British territory to be occupied by German troops in World War II. It is 1943. The tide of the war is beginning to turn decisively and bloodily against Germany, but on Guernsey life proceeds blithely beyond the reach of brutal combat. Nazi officers party with local girls, love affairs blossom, the amateur dramatics society continues to stage theatricals. Then the body of a young woman, her nose and mouth filled with cement, is found dead in a bunker, and Guernsey's long-running comedy of collaborative manners sours into a dark drama of war horrors shared by the islanders and enemy alike." A suspense novel that remains faithful to the conventions of the genre while elevating them.... The atmosphere is more like that of a Graham Greene 'entertainment' than a thriller, and the result is richer, scarier, and more satisfying." - Washington Post Book World; "This is a novel you hate to see end, even when the conclusion is so satisfying." - Chicago Tribune; "As sad as it is gripping.... A candid account of the baseness of human nature during wartime, woven seamlessly into a stirring murder mystery." - Rocky Mountain News.

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In 1943, the tide of the war is beginning to turn against Germany, but on Guernsey in the Channel Islands, life proceeds beyond the reach of combat. Nazi officers party with local girls and love affairs blossom. The body of a young woman is found dead in a bunker, and collaborative manners sour into a dark drama of war horrors shared by the islanders and enemy alike.

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ISBN:
9780786708093
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Binding, Tim
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
War
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Germans
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Guernsey
Subject:
War & Military
Edition Description:
1st Carroll & Graf trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
WAOB-99-1
Publication Date:
20001012
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.21x5.56x1.01 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1943, the tide of the war is beginning to turn against Germany, but on Guernsey in the Channel Islands, life proceeds beyond the reach of combat. Nazi officers party with local girls and love affairs blossom. The body of a young woman is found dead in a bunker, and collaborative manners sour into a dark drama of war horrors shared by the islanders and enemy alike.
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