All for nothing - Walter Kempowski

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This novel takes place at the very end of World War II, when the complicated nature of words like "complicit," "political prisoner," and "German" started to emerge. The protagonist family and those at their inn are found tip-toeing around the realities of their lives, surrounded by war: They've just been trying to get by, to stay open, to stay together as a family while letting the country and the world work out its own problems. Unfortunately, their inn lies on the wrong side of some of the most important invisible lines of the last 200 years.

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By Walter Kempowski, Anthea Bell (Translated by), Jenny Erpenbeck (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781681372051
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 13th, 2018

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