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The Aftermath (Paperback)
  • The Aftermath (Paperback)

The Aftermath (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 31/07/2014
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Set in post-war Germany, the international bestseller The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook is a stunning emotional thriller about our fiercest loyalties and our deepest desires. "Superb. This masterly novel wrings every drop of feeling out of a gripping human situation". (Mail on Sunday). "Excellent, original, masterly. A captivating tale not only of love among the ruins but also of treachery and vengeance". (Literary Review). "Superb. Conjures surprise after surprise". (Guardian). In the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives with her only remaining son Edmund in the ruins of Hamburg. Here she is reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an extraordinary decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. "Profoundly moving, beautifully written. Ponders issues of decency, guilt and forgiveness". (Independent). "Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric". (Sunday Telegraph). "An extraordinary read". (Daily Mail). Rhidian Brook is an award-winning writer of fiction, television drama and film. His first novel The Testimony of Taliesin Jones won several prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Paris Review, New Statesman and Time Out, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular contributor to 'Thought For The Day' on the Today programme.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241957479

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