The German house : a novel
—Hess, Annette, 1967- author.
Book
2019
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"Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess's international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator-- caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power-- as she fights to expose the dark truths of her nation's past. For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city's streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Shiny new stores replace scorched rubble. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jürgen Schoormann, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva's plans are turned upside down when a fiery investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. As she becomes more deeply involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family's silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jürgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Though it means going against the wishes of her family and her lover, Eva, propelled by her own conscience, joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice-- a decision that will help change the present and the past of her nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1963-1965 -- Fiction.
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Translators -- Germany -- Fiction.
War crime trials -- Germany -- Fiction.
Women translators -- Germany -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Other Authors:
Lauffer, Elisabeth, translator.
translation of: Hess, Annette, 1967- Deutsches Haus. English.
ISBN:
9780062910257
0062910256
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
332 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Translation of: Deutsches Haus.
Originally published in German: Berlin : Ullstein, 2018.
In English, translated from the German.
LCCN:
2019030720
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