Good People

Good People

Book - 2016
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It's late 1938. Thomas Heiselberg has built a career in Berlin as a market researcher for an American advertising company. In Leningrad, twenty-two-year-old Sasha Weissberg has grown up eavesdropping on the intellectual conversations in her parents' literary salon.They each have grand plans for their lives. Neither of them thinks about politics too much, but after catastrophe strikes they will have no choice. Thomas puts his research skills to work elaborating Nazi propaganda. Sasha persuades herself that working as a literary editor of confessions for Stalin's secret police is the only way to save her family. When destiny brings them together, they will have to face the consequences of the decisions they have made. Nir Baram's Good People has been showered with praise in many countries. With its acute awareness of the individual amid towering historical landscapes, it is a tour de force- sparkling, erudite, a glimpse into the abyss. 'Quite possibly, Dostoyevsky would write like this if he lived in Israel today.' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 'The novel is written with great talent, momentum and ingenuity...It expands the borders of young literature and opens new landscapes for it.' Amos Oz
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Text Publishing Company, 2016
ISBN: 9781925240955
Branch Call Number: FIC BARAM 2016
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Green, Jeffrey


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Jan 04, 2017

I wanted to find this book of interest, but it moves along so slowly that I couldn't bear it.


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