9780670920426

All That I Am

Funder, Anna

ISBN 10: 0670920428 / 0-670-92042-8
ISBN 13: 9780670920426
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Anna Funder, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize and author of "Stasiland", offers a thrilling tale and powerful love story that tells the heroic and tragic true story of the German resistance in World War II in "All That I Am". When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they must flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless, her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller, her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth's husband Hans find refuge in London. Here they take breath-taking risks in order to continue their work in secret. But England is not the safe-haven they think it to be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart..."The strengths of Funder's writing are emotional and imaginative. In what she has to say about love, loss and betrayal there is profound truth". ("The Times"). "An often pacy and exciting read...Funder captures perfectly the sense of her characters' deprived and dangerous lives". ("Daily Mail"). "A superb novel that transcends its setting. This book is a wonder. Do, please, read it". ("Spectator"). Anna Funder is the author of the international bestseller "Stasiland", which won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize and was published in 20 countries and translated into 16 languages. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and a former DAAD and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. Anna Funder grew up in Melbourne and Paris and lives in Sydney with her husband and family.

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When Hitler seizes power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers suddenly become hunted outlaws overnight. Dora, liberated and fearless; her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller; Ruth; and Ruth's journalist husband, Hans find refuge in London. There, using secret contacts deep inside the Nazi regime, they take breathtaking risks to warn the world of Hitler's plans for war. But England is not the safe haven they think it will be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart....

Based on true events, All That I Am is testament to some of the earliest—now forgotten—heroes of the resistance to Hitler.

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