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To die in spring: a novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub. Date:
2017
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English
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"The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier. Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the pos -- [Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)." --
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subject_facetBildungsromans
Coming of age -- Fiction
Electronic books
Historical fiction
War fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Fiction
title_displayTo die in spring : a novel
title_fullTo die in spring : a novel / Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
To die in spring [electronic resource] Rothmann, Ralf,
title_shortTo die in spring
title_suba novel
topic_facetComing of age
Electronic books
World War, 1939-1945
Youth