About this book
A controversial novel about a fictionalised figure, a family man and factory owner in post-war France who was a former SS officer and active participant in Nazi atrocities looking back on his life with a dispassionate eye. 'An extraordinarily powerful novel that leads the stunned reader on a journey through some of the darkest recesses of European history' "Observer"
Dr Max Aue is a family man and owner of a lace factory in post-war France. He is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a former SS intelligence officer and cold-blooded assassin. He was an observer and then a participant in Nazi atrocities on the Eastern Front.