SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS PRIZE FOR WOMEN’S FICTION, 2014
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS PRIZE FOR WOMEN'S FICTION, 2014
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CHAMBERY'S FESTICAL DU PREMIER ROMAN, 2014
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS NEWCOMER CATEGORY 2014
LONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of business rather than love. When the newlywed strangers finally meet, however, passion blossoms and they begin to imagine a life together under the bright promise of Nazi Germany. But as the tide of war turns and Allied enemies come ever closer, the couple find themselves facing the terrible consequences of being ordinary people stained with their small share of an extraordinary guilt...
From Publishers Weekly
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A hard tale powerfully told.
Strange and haunting, leaving behind a sadness you can't explain.
This book had me captured from start to finish. The writing is such that it takes the reader through a range of emotions as you're drawn into the lives of the main characters. Compelling reading.