Viewing Entry - Skeletons at the feast (E14342) by Bohjalian, Christopher A.
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Skeletons at the feast
Author / Responsible party
Bohjalian, Christopher A.
Historical fiction, War stories.
Historical fiction, War stories. World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction. Jews -- Germany -- Fiction. Air pilots, Military -- Fiction. Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is 18-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a 21-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labour. And there is 26-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred - who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred - assuming any of them survive.