To Die in Spring (Paperback)
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To Die in Spring (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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'[To Die in Spring] holds its own against [Gunter] Grass and [Erich Maria] Remarque; it is an excellent work, and one deserving of its wide readership.' - Rachel Seiffert, Guardian

Walter Urban and Friedrich 'Fiete' Caroli work side by side as hands on a dairy farm in northern Germany. By 1945, it seems the War's worst atrocities are over. When they are forced to 'volunteer' for the SS, they find themselves embroiled in a conflict which is drawing to a desperate, bloody close.

Walter is put to work as a driver for a supply unit of the Waffen-SS, while Fiete is sent to the front. When the senseless bloodshed leads Fiete to desert, only to be captured and sentenced to death, the friends are reunited under catastrophic circumstances.

In a few days the war will be over, millions of innocents will be dead, and the survivors must find a way to live with its legacy.

An international bestseller, To Die in Spring is a beautiful and devastating novel by German author Ralf Rothmann.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509812868
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A Bosch-like vision of hell... The horror of war and the deep damage it does to people... is not always handled as well, or as powerfully, as this.' - Sunday Times 

'A wonderful, precise, very moving novel.' - Roddy Doyle

'A remarkable and memorable book, about the nastiness, fear, dirt and brutality of war . . . Few novels, in any language, have conveyed them better.' - Caroline Moorehead, Times Literary Supplement 

'To Die in Spring holds its own against Gunter Grass and Erich Maria Remarque; it is an excellent work, and one deserving of its wide readership.' - Rachel Seiffert, Guardian 

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Zuky the BookBum

“Beautifully harrowing”

Let me start this review with this: I cried on the train because of this novel.

Towards the end of WWII, the Russians and the Americans were closing in and Germany were desperate. Boys, as young as 8 !!, were being... More

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