Coming to America to investigate the suspicious death of his brother, a German POW during the war, Wolfgang Kallick joins forces with Libby, a local spinster, to uncover the truth about the death, but the case becomes complicated by the murder of Libby's brother. A first novel.
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This novel is set in a small Maine village, where, back in 1945, German prisoners worked in a logging camp. When the brother of an ex-prisoner turns up seeking information on the murder of his brother after he escaped from the camp, it rouses old and disturbing memories for Libby Pelletier. Though Libby is reluctant to remember what she knows, much less talk about it, she finds it inevitable when violence returns and her brother is killed. The link between the murders is the mystery that drives this story of passion, cruelty, and ignorance.About the Author:
Michael C. White is the author of the novels A Brother's Blood, a New York Times Notable Book of 1996, and The Blind Side of the Heart. His short stories have been widely published and have won the Advocate Newspapers Fiction Contest and the Permafrost Fiction contest, as well as being nominated for a Pushcart and a National Magazine Award. He is a professor of English at Fairfield University where the teaches fiction writing workshops and literature courses. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife Karen, and his two children, Caitlin and Wesley.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This extraordinarily engrossing literary mystery exposes a little-known chapter of 20th century history -- the detention in the U.S. of nearly 400,000 German prisoners of war during World War II. The landscape of rural Maine provided a surreal sort of shelter for these most reviled casualties during the war. While many prisoners served their time peacefully enough, some escaped and others -- like the brother of Wolfgang Kallick -- were simply reported to have died. A Brother's Blood commences decades after the war, with Wolfgang Kallick's arrival in America to learn the details of his brother Dieter's death. When he discovers that Dieter escaped from the camp and was found dead months later, he vows to find out how his brother died. Libby, a flinty local woman who grew up during the war, is drawn into the drama, only to find that her family is implicated. After her brother is slain, Libby undertakes her own quest for solutions to both deaths -- suspecting they are somehow related -- and exposes a darkness beyond her imagining. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060186674
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s) 0060186674 First Print. Signed in person by the author directly on the FULL title page NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Brand new and unread, DJ in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3582067600
Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060186674
Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060186674