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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 06/08/2015
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The year is 1952. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany continues to consolidate power in Afrika. The Iynchpin to their final solution is Madagaskar. In order to permanently contain the undesirable race, Hitler has approved the resettlement of European Jews to the remote island. Odilo Globocnik, SS Governor of Madagaskar, fiercely administrates the outpost, while extracting minerals and vanilla for the enrichment of the expanding Reich. In Mozambique, British forces plan to free Madagaskar, setting their sights on the critical port city of Diego. Relying on the expertise of Jacques Salois, an escaped leader of Jewish resistance, they plot to incite a colony-wide revolt. Into this roiling landscape arrives ex-mercenary Burton Cole, who scours shanty towns and work camps for his beloved Madeleine and their child. But as chaos descends and Walter Hochburg, SS Governor of Kongo, comes ever closer to exacting revenge, Cole must decide whether he is master, or at the mercy, of history. The Madagaskar Plan is alternate history of the highest order. Guy Saville has written a thriller of terrifying scope and plausibility.

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
ISBN: 9780805095951
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 236 x 155 x 45 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Masterly . . . . Saville's attention to detail is manifest throughout." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Rousing . . . . This vividly realized alternate-history thriller, set against a historical backdrop that is both entirely fictional and eerily plausible, will intrigue WWII buffs and fans of Harry Turtledove and other alternate-history masters." --Booklist, Starred Review

"Saville has the English flair for language . . . . Sophisticated alternative history." --Kirkus

"Fast-paced and ingeniously plotted alternative history thriller. But it is so much more. It is politically astute, packed with memorable characters and written in a rich style full of cinematic, painterly, and even culinary allusions, musical motifs and dialogues with poets as various as Homer and Dylan Thomas . . . . A wonderful novel, funny and bleak, poetic and violent, action-packed and sensual. Very highly recommended, and not just to thriller enthusiasts." --Historical Novel Society

"[The] plot is clever, imaginative and, in its finale, wholly unexpected. In a crowded field, The Afrika Reich stands out as a rich and unusual thriller, politically sophisticated and hard to forget." --The Economist, Books of the Year 2011, on The Afrika Reich

"[A] thriller with the heart of a blockbuster and the head of a history junkie." --Christian Science Monitor on The Afrika Reich

"Set in a world in which Britain made peace with Hitler after 1940, this account of a mercenary mission to Africa makes for an engrossing and convincing debut." --Sunday Express, Books of the Year 2011, on The Afrika Reich

"Fatherland for an action movie age." --The Daily Telegraph on The Afrika Reich

"A thoroughly enjoyable and compelling read." --The Sun on The Afrika Reich

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