Original Title: Morgenland

Hardcover with jacket, 464 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-89667-517-0
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: September 8, 2015
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 4 Sterne (5)

 

Rights sold to: France (Denoël), The Netherlands (Signatuur), UK/World Engl. (Hodder/John Murray)

Selected by New Books in German

English sample translation available



Stephan  Abarbanell - Orient
 
 
 
 

 

"I devoured Orient." Jan-Philipp Sendker

Jerusalem 1946: Lilya Wasserfall is involved in the resistance against the British mandatory power in Palestine and is hoping to be entrusted with a task in the next big sabotage operation. But she is given a very different assignment: to search for the missing Jewish scientist Raphael Lind in the ruins of post-war Germany. According to the British, he was murdered in a concentration camp; his brother in Jerusalem, however, has evidence that he is still alive. For Lilya, this is the beginning of a journey of adventure, and before long she realises that not only the British secret service are hot on her heels but also a mysterious pursuer who is going to all lengths to stop her finding Raphael Lind.

We follow a main character who is as determined as she is endearing. Her thrilling search for clues takes her through the dusty streets of Jerusalem and on to the ruined buildings of London, from the Munich of American administration to the overcrowded displaced persons camp in Föhrenwald. An epic novel about the world in the aftermath of catastrophe.



"Stephan Abarbanell has written a rousing book! The tale he tells is exciting and worldy-wise, a tale about people in Palestine and a post-war Germany razed to the ground looking for their roots and identity. I devoured Orient." Jan Philipp Sendker

"The author … writes smoothly and understands how to make his visually powerful plot roll through the narrative timeline like a road movie. The story never loses its momentum."

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