(From the publisher):
An international bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, 'The Ogre' is a masterful tale of innocence, perversion, and obsession. It follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to "ogre" of the Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn, taking us deeper into the dark heart of fascism than any novel since 'The Tin Drum'. Until the very last page, when Abel meets his mystic fate in the collapsing ruins of the Third Reich, it shocks us, dazzles us, and above all holds us spellbound.
Original title: Le roi des Aulnes
Alternative titles: The Erl-King
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II→ General