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Second Winter (Hardcover) (Craig Larsen)
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In occupied Denmark, a brutish, tormented farmer steals a precious necklace, setting off a ripple effect that will pit a son against his father, and take decades and the fall of the Berlin Wall to play out It is 1941. In occupied Denmark, an uneasy relationship between the Danish government and the Germans allows the country to function, while Danish resistance fighters wage a bloody, covert battle against the ******. Fredrik Gregersen, caretaker of a small farm in Jutland, profits from helping Jewish fugitives cross the border into Sweden. When he steals a jeweled necklace from a refugee, he sets off a chain of events that tears his family apart. Oskar, his son, brings the necklace to Copenhagen to sell it. There he meets Polina, a beautiful, half-Jewish prostitute, and Oskar exchanges the necklace for her life. Back at the farm, Polina becomes the focus, not only of Oskar's young love, but also of Fredrik's savagery and desire. Cinematic in its atmosphere, suspenseful as a thriller, THE SECOND WINTER is the story of a man who must choose between evils in a lawless world. It is a literary work that defines what it means to be father, son, and daughter amid the horrors of wartime life.