All for Nothing

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Product Number: Z100140194
Released: Sep 25, 2018
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ISBN: #9781982550332
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A wealthy family tries-and fails-to seal themselves off from the chaos of post-World War II life surrounding them in this stunning novel by one of Germany's most important postwar writers. In East Prussia, January 1945, the German forces are in retreat and the Red Army is approaching. The von Globig family's manor house, the Georgenhof, is falling into disrepair. Auntie runs the estate as best she can since Eberhard von Globig, a special officer in the German army, went to war, leaving behind his beautiful but vague wife, Katharina, and her bookish twelve-year-old son, Peter. As the road fills with Germans fleeing the occupied territories, the Georgenhof begins to receive strange visitors-a Nazi violinist, a dissident painter, a Baltic baron, even a Jewish refugee. Yet in the main, life continues as banal, wondrous, and complicit as ever for the family, until their caution, their hedged bets, and their denial are answered by the wholly expected events they haven't allowed themselves to imagine. All for Nothing, published in 2006, was the last novel by Walter Kempowski, one of postwar Germany's most acclaimed and popular writers.

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Author(s): Walter Kempowski
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2018

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Author(s): Walter Kempowski
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Author(s): Walter Kempowski
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