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Child of the Light (The Madagascar Manifesto Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

George Guthridge , Janet Berliner , Neil Jackson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This remarkable book follows the lives of three friends, Solomon Freund, a Jew, Erich Wiesser, his Catholic neighbor and “brother in blood”, and Miriam Rathenau, whom both boys love, and who happens to be niece of Germany’s foreign minister Walther Rathenau. From their youth helping at their parents’ co-owned tobacco shop, the boys find their relationship strained, as was all of Germany, by the growth of the National Socialist party and the descent of Germany into a Nazi hell.

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From Publishers Weekly

The first installment in the authors' projected Madagascar Manifesto Trilogy is a dark fantasy novel set during the rise of Nazism in post-WWI Berlin.

Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 437 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital; First Digital Edition edition (August 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the best book I have read in quite some time. It is, at its most basic level, a chronicle of three young people, two Jewish and one Catholic, growing up in the face of Nazi Germany. The story begins in 1918, immediately following the close of WWI and goes to 1938. Actual events and people are seamlessly woven into the lives of the characters giving the story both a historical and human feel. Imagine what you would think sitting in a cafe when Hitler himself decides to visit. Moving, real, tragic and poignant with a touch of the fantastic. An excellent and important read for anyone, especially if you wish to learn more about life under the Nazis from a more personal point of view
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, moving, distressing August 26, 1997
I turned each page with reluctance, only because I knew the inevitable outcome of the "Jewish Question" and I felt as if I were a Jew in Germany as history unfolded. This book is a fabulously and terifyingly realistic glimpse into the birth of Nazi Germany from the perspective of one Jewish family and is a tale of their survival as, day by day, they struggle to live in a world that is trying to consume them
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The beginning of a trilogy that sets dark magical realism against the backdrop of Hitler's Germany and the persecution of the Jews. The characters develop slowly, but you are soon caught up in their intertwined story. The introduction of magical realism to the tragedy of the century helps make significant points about what could have been done to prevent it
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