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Set in 1943, APRIL IN PARIS is the dramatic story of an impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris.

Roth, a twenty-one-year-old German soldier, has spent most of his time in occupied Paris working in the army’s back offices. But when his superiors learn of his ability to speak accent-free French, he is abruptly transferred to Gestapo headquarters to work as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. Rather than question his role in the Nazi regime, Roth translates with impeccable accuracy as the torture proceeds.

But when his duty ends, Roth slips away from his fellow officers, changes into civilian clothes, and wanders aimlessly through Paris disguised as his alter ego “Antoine.” One day he is drawn into an antiquarian bookshop and becomes enchanted with the bookseller’s beautiful daughter, Chantal. The two begin to meet and fall in love before Roth has the courage to reveal his true identity, nor to discover Chantal’s.

When a bomb placed in a popular nightclub by the Resistance kills several high-ranking German officers, Roth finds himself not in his role as translator but as the suspect of the SS’s interrogation.

April in Paris is one of those rare books in which the emotional force of the love story is matched by page-turning suspense. Written in an elegant and arresting style, it is a thrilling novel by a promising new writer, who has brought the reality of a war-torn past very much to the present.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Working in the army's back offices in occupied Paris, Roth, a young German soldier, is transferred to Gestapo headquarters to work as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters because of his ability to speak fluent French, but when he falls in love with Chantal, the beautiful daughter of an antiquarian bookshop owner, he suddenly finds himself on the opposite side of his Nazi colleagues. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Michael Wallner's thrilling first novel, set in occupied France during World War II, movingly recounts the impossible love affair between a German soldier and a French resistance fighter.

Roth, a young soldier in the SS and a fluent French translator, works as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. But while off-duty, he slips away from his fellow officers, changes into civilian clothes, and wanders aimlessly through Paris disguised as his alter ego "Antoine." One day he is drawn into an antiquarian bookshop and becomes enchanted with the bookseller's beautiful daughter, Chantal. The two begin to meet and fall in love before Roth has the courage to reveal his true identity, or the time to discover that Chantal is part of the Resistance. Written in an elegant and arresting style, April in Paris is an engrossing novel from a promising new talent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307389527
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translated by:
Cullen John
Author:
Wallner, Michael
Author:
Michael Wallner
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080325
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Historical

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Product details 256 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307389527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Michael Wallner is an actor and screenwriter. He lives in Germany and divides his time between Berlin and the Black Forest.
"Synopsis" by , Working in the army's back offices in occupied Paris, Roth, a young German soldier, is transferred to Gestapo headquarters to work as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters because of his ability to speak fluent French, but when he falls in love with Chantal, the beautiful daughter of an antiquarian bookshop owner, he suddenly finds himself on the opposite side of his Nazi colleagues. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Michael Wallner's thrilling first novel, set in occupied France during World War II, movingly recounts the impossible love affair between a German soldier and a French resistance fighter.

Roth, a young soldier in the SS and a fluent French translator, works as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. But while off-duty, he slips away from his fellow officers, changes into civilian clothes, and wanders aimlessly through Paris disguised as his alter ego "Antoine." One day he is drawn into an antiquarian bookshop and becomes enchanted with the bookseller's beautiful daughter, Chantal. The two begin to meet and fall in love before Roth has the courage to reveal his true identity, or the time to discover that Chantal is part of the Resistance. Written in an elegant and arresting style, April in Paris is an engrossing novel from a promising new talent.

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