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★ “With its multiple registers and complex view of humanity, Remote Sympathy marks a vital turn in Holocaust literature.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Catherine Chidgey’s second novel to be set in Nazi Germany is about how much people are able to overlook—and in doing so, perpetuate evil [ . . . ] surely one of the scariest books of the year.”—Elena Nicolaou, O, The Oprah Magazine, Most Anticipated Historical Fiction of 2021

“‘Simply being’ is a major achievement for two of the three central characters in Catherine Chidgey’s powerful new novel, which is set on both sides of the barbed wire barriers at Buchenwald.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A well-researched addition [to] Holocaust fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Are there new ways to tell stories of the Holocaust that are neither crass nor exploitative? In this moving and unusual novel, the New Zealand writer Catherine Chidgey shows that there are. Her novel is a fine achievement.”—The Sunday Times, Best Historical Fiction of the Month

“An insightful account of human nature set against the chaos of war. It is a moving examination of the human condition and well worth serious attention.”—Historical Novels Society

“The writing is beautifully wrought and the research a result of years of study. The novelist illustrates the senseless cruelty of the regime and portrays its characters convincingly, not as monsters but deluded, indulged and frightened victims of their own stupidity.”—The Jewish Chronicle

“Extraordinary and engrossing... Chidgey’s exploration of willful obliviousness is chilling and utterly gripping.”—Radio New Zealand

Remote Sympathy is a haunting book with an intriguing premise at its heart... An extremely emotive and impactful story, set amidst a devastating historical episode that nevertheless provides an element of hope at its core. This book will stay with me for a long while yet: a magnificent accomplishment.”—BuzzMag (UK)

“Chidgey is a mesmerising storyteller and a brilliant historian, a combination that reminded me of the novelist Hilary Mantel. Remote Sympathy is one of the most original, brave and profound explorations of the darkest recesses of the human heart I have ever read. Like the Sympathetic Vitalizer, Lenard’s mysterious invention, her novel also manages to inspire feelings of genuine empathy and hope, welcome antidotes to today’s climate of cynicism and despair.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

“In its deft melding of fact and fiction, its skillful examination of human sympathy and faith, its dramatic tension and quiet lyricism, Remote Sympathy takes us bravely, compellingly into the uncertain heart of human complicity.”—The New Zealand Hearld

“This astonishing book, with its inextricable braid of sadness and determination... forces us to face and review our relations with humanity... This is exactly the book we need now.”—Kete

“To read Remote Sympathy in 2020 is to read it within the context of the rise of powerful white supremacists around the world, made more dangerous by the global crisis of Covid [ . . . ] Remote Sympathy is beautifully written and [ . . . ] wears the weight of Chidgey’s years of detailed research lightly.”—The Spinoff (New Zealand)

About the Author

Catherine Chidgey is an award-winning and bestselling New Zealand novelist and short-story writer. Her first novel, In a Fishbone Church, won the Betty Trask Award, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Golden Deeds was Time Out’s book of the year, a Best Book in the LA Times Book Review and a Notable Book in the New York Times Book Review. Her fourth novel, The Wish Child, was published in 2016 and won the 2017 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the country's richest literary prize.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Europa Editions (May 11, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1609456270
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1609456276
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.34 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.3 x 1.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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‘she is the real deal, the star of her generation’ (New Zealand Listener magazine)

New Zealander Catherine Chidgey is a multiple award-winner whose novels have attracted international acclaim. In a Fishbone Church, her debut, won Best First Book at both the New Zealand book awards and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Asia-Pacific region). It also won the Betty Trask Award and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Golden Deeds, was a Best Book in the LA Times Book Review and a Notable Book in the New York Times Book Review. Her novel The Wish Child won the 2017 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize – New Zealand’s richest writing prize. Radio New Zealand called it ‘a brilliant, brilliant novel…a masterpiece’, and The Times (UK) ‘a remarkable book with a stunningly original twist’. Other honours include the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award, the $60,000 Prize in Modern Letters and the Janet Frame Fiction Prize.

The best-selling New Zealand edition of her sixth novel, Remote Sympathy, was published to acclaim in October 2020. It is released internationally in April/May 2021.

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