Every Man Dies Alone
ISBN10: 1935554042 ISBN13: 9781935554042 Contributors: Wilkes, Geoff (AFT); Hofmann, Michael (Translator) Publisher: Melville Pub House Published: Mar 30 2010 Pages: 539 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
--The New York Times Book Review
"I very much enjoyed the rediscovery of Hans Fallada ... a wonderful novel. Compelling."
This never-before-translated masterpiece--by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn't join the Nazi Party--is based on a true story.
It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.
In the end, it's more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order--it's a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what's right, and for each other.*** This is a Hybrid Book. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations -- maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format.