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Borders (Paperback) (Roy Jacobsen)

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A sweeping novel of World War II, set in the Ardennes, from the acclaimed author ofChild Wonder

The Ardennes, a forested, mountainous borderland that spans France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, was crucial to ******'s invasion of France and host to the Battle of the Bulge. In a small valley among these borders lives Robert, born of an affair between an American GI and the Belgian nurse who rescued him. In his father's absence, Robert finds a mentor in Markus Hebel, who has faked blindness ever since serving as a Wehrmacht radio operator in Russia. Markus, in turn, confides his secret to Robert--and then he tells the story of his own son, whose fanatical loyalty to ****** left him trapped during the siege of Stalingrad. InBorders, Roy Jacobsen brilliantly layers these stories of impossible choices between familial love and national identity, culminating in a nuanced, probing novel of shifting wartime loyalties.

Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: The Lannan Translation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Roy Jacobsen
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51543166
UPC: 9781555977559
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-3745
MSRPReg: $16.00 Save $5.13 (32% off)

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