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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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A suspenseful and dramatic story of impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in World War Two Paris.

In 1943, Michel Roth is a young soldier working in the German army's back offices in occupied Paris. But his fluency in French gets Roth a new task when the Gestapo find themselves in need of a translator for the confessions of interrogated French resisters.

After work Roth chooses another path - he slips out of his hotel carrying a bag of civilian clothes and steals into an alley where he changes personas, becoming Monsieur Antoine, a young Frenchman. He strolls the streets of Paris, where one day he meets Chantal, daughter of an antiquarian bookseller. They fall in love, and when Chantal warns him away from the notorious cafe Turachevsky, favoured nightspot for German officers and the French women who entertain them, Michel believes it is out of jealousy. Too late he discovers that she is a member of the Resistance, and his naivete leaves Michel on the other side of the SS interrogation machine.

What follows is a tale of desperate cat and mouse through Paris, and into the devastated French countryside at the end of the war, when neighbours are quick to betray neighbours, and even to take revenge into their own hands.

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Michael Wallner is an actor and screenwriter. He lives in Germany and divides his time between Berlin and the Black Forest.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, May 3, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
A real page turner. This book will keep you up late at night. You will not be able to put it down. Michael Wallner brings the period, and the characters to life.
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ISBN:
9780307277688
Author:
Wallner, Michael
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Cullen, John
Author:
Michael Wallner translated by John Cullen
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080331
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.60 in. .43 lbs.

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