The Testaments out now
Caging Skies (Hardback)
  • Caging Skies (Hardback)
zoom

Caging Skies (Hardback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 'JOJO RABBIT' BY TAIKA WAITITI

'A bold novel of great fierceness, insight, and emotional savagery' Historical Novel Society

This extraordinary novel is seen through the eyes of Johannes, an avid member of the Hitler Youth in the 1940s. After he is severely injured in a raid, he discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl called Elsa behind a false wall in their large house in Vienna.

His initial horror turns to interest, then love and obsession. After the disappearance of his parents, Johannes finds he is the only one aware of Elsa's existence in the house, the only one responsible for her survival. Both manipulating and manipulated, Johannes dreads the end of the war: with it will come the prospect of losing Elsa and their relationship, which ranges through passion and obsession, dependence and indifference, love and hate.

This gripping, masterful work examines truth and lies at both political and personal levels, laying bare the darkest corners of the human soul.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529396348
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Enthralling throughout... * My Weekly *
A vivid and deeply compelling novel, Caging Skies is an existential battle of moral and ethical extremes. Christine Leunens is an adept and eloquent storyteller -- Georgia Hunter * New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones *
The best part of this interesting novel is its ability to show parts of our history which others dismiss: why suffering can make some people more sensitive but others more cruel, and how a war, such an outrage to human dignity, blurs the line between the victorious and defeated * Elle *
Totally compelling * Woman's Weekly (NZ) *
Leunens has an ear for language and the ability to create a vividly sensual world for her characters that I found highly satisfying -- Cushla McKinney
A novel that breaks all the rules. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, the result is a disturbing and gripping novel that has haunted me ever since I finished reading it. * New Zealand Books *
Disturbing, moving, eminently readable - this is a story you won't be able to put down * My Weekly *

You may also be interested in...

The Taking of Annie Thorne
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Giver of Stars
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
The Testaments
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
A Keeper
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Paris Echo
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Spark of Light
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Lies Lies Lies
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Wych Elm
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Man Who Didn't Call
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
In a House of Lies
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
Transcription
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Second Sleep
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
An American Marriage
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Nine Perfect Strangers
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Confession
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback

“Facing a major conundrum”

There is no doubt about the fact that Ms Leunens novel is a fabulous book It makes any reader feel that. how can anything else be possible? The story opens in Vienna, Austria at the time when Austria entered into a... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

“An interesting read!”

An interesting read indeed! Thanks to John Murray Press for sending me a review copy. The characters were very unusual and the plot took an unexpected turn after the initial few chapters. The book portrays well how... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

“Fantastic!!”

What a brilliant debut novel! Coming to age with Hitler as your hero is always going to be problematic and Leunens captures both the vulnerability and naivety of her protagonist fantastically. As a reader, following... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.