About this book
Paperback edition of the acclaimed literary thriller, set in Berlin in 1940, when the city was filled with fear. Written under pseudonym by Rudolf Wilhelm Adolf Ditzen, who died in 1947, and translated by Michael Hoffmann. 'A truly great book... an utterly gripping thriller' Justin Cartwright, "Sunday Telegraph"
Its Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their son has been killed.