A story about colonized Ukraine and its people during World War II showing that sustained contempt, brutality and humiliation against the despised Slavs of Ukraine led to their rising up on behalf of the occupying Nazi forces against those they perceived as their oppressors: Jews and Communists.
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Helen Dale has previously worked as a lawyer, political staffer, and advertising copywriter. She became the youngest winner of Australia’s Miles Franklin Award with her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, leaving the country shortly after it caused a storm of controversy.Review:
“Astonishingly talented . . . with the true novelist’s gift of entering into the imagination of those she is writing about.” —David Marr
“This remarkable first novel casts a new perspective on war-time atrocities and is an eloquent statement on what constitutes humanity.” —Robin Lucas, The Bulletin
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1863736549