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Book Information: Flight to Afar

Flight to Afar (1957) [Novel]
by Alfred Andersch Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A boy dreaming of Huckleberry Finn, a mortally ill Pastor, a disillusioned Communist, a young Jewish girl running for her life—meet in a half-derelict Baltic fishing village and are drawn into a daring plan of escape from Nazi Germany. At the center of their plan is a small statue in the Pastor's church, a statue which is to be confiscated because it is politically dangerous, a statue so beautiful and powerful that it welds together the strangely assorted band of refugees.

This unusual novel—unusual in both form and content—is a masterpiece of condensed dramatic writing. Andersch investigates the many needs for flight and the strange loyalties which sometimes make escape impossible.

Original title: Sansibar oder das letzte Grund
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Flight to Afar

Flight to Afar (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Bullock
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Manifested in:

Flight to Afar (2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Toby Press
ISBN: 1592640745
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 172

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