Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

By Hans Fallada

Its Berlin, 1940, and town is full of worry. on the apartment on fifty five Jablonski Strasse, its numerous occupants attempt to reside below Nazi rule of their alternative ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired pass judgement on Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels obtain the scoop that their liked son has been killed struggling with in France. surprised out in their quiet lifestyles, they start a silent crusade of defiance, and a dangerous online game of cat and mouse develops among the Quangels and the bold Gestapo inspector Escherich. whilst petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen additionally get entangled, deception, betrayal and homicide occur, tightening the noose round the Quangels' necks...

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