The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Right Hand of Sleep, the

Right Hand of Sleep, the (2001) [Novel]
by John Wray Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Oskar Voxlauer is in flight from his past—from his bourgeois Austrian upbringing; from horrific memories of fighting on the Italian front in 1917 as a teenage recruit; and from the twenty years he has spent in the Ukraine watching his socialist ideals crumble and the life of the woman he loved slowly waste away. Alone, he finally decides to return to the Austrian village of his birth, where his mother is waiting to greet a son she hasn't seen since he was a boy.

But the year is 1938, and despite Oskar's attempt to live a reclusive existence as a gamekeeper in the hills, he cannot escape the tensions that are threatening the once tranquil village of Niessen. Hitler marches into Austria and the Black Shirts come to the valley. Voxlauer watches as his Jewish friend and benefactor is driven to ruin. The only things saving him—a "Red," a deserter and a "Yid lover"—from the attentions of the SS seem to be the respect the community has for his parents and his growing love for the mysterious Else Bauer, cousin of the new SS Fuhrer.

Original title: The Right Hand of Sleep
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century
FictionHistoricalEuropeanGermany, Austria, Switzerland

Edition #1: The Right Hand of Sleep

The Right Hand of Sleep (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

The Right Hand of Sleep (May 14, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375706402
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.0 x 0.7
Pages: 336

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use