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ISBN-10: 0571371043
ISBN-13: 9780571371044
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 10/11/2022
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.90" H

The Glass Pearls

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Overview

This sinister tale of an ex-Nazi surgeon hiding in plain sight in 1960s London by the celebrated filmmaker is a forgotten feat of Hitchcockian noir.

Nothing is more inviting to disclose your secrets than to be told by others of their own …

London, June 1965. Karl Braun arrives as a lodger in Pimlico: hatless, with a bow-tie, greying hair, slight in build. His new neighbours are intrigued by this cultured German gentleman who works as a piano tuner; many are fellow émigrés, who assume that he, like them, came to England to flee Hitler. That summer, Braun courts a woman, attends classical concerts, buys bacon, dances the twist. But as the newspapers fill with reports of the hunt for Nazi war criminals, his nightmares become increasingly worse …

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"Deserves to be recognized both for its own virtuosity, and as an important addition to the genre of Holocaust literature ... A master class in rendering the banality of evil ... Magnificent." – Paris Review
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Details

ISBN-10: 0571371043
ISBN-13: 9780571371044
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 10/11/2022
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 0.90" H
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