|Billiards at Half-past Nine (1959) [Novel]|
by Heinrich Böll
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(From the publisher):
Boll's well-known, vehement opposition to facism and war informs this moving story of Robert Faehmel. After being drawn into the Second World War to command retreating German forces despite his anti-Nazi feelings, Faehmel struggles to re-establish a normal life at war's end. He adheres to a rigorous schedule, including a daily game of billiards. When his routine is breached by an old friend, now a power in German reconstruction, Faehmel is forced to confront both public and private memories.
Original title: Billiard um halbzehn
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II
Fiction→ General Fiction