Penguin Book


The German Boy

Tricia Wastvedt

In 1947, Elisabeth Mander's German nephew comes to stay: Stefan Landau, her dead sister's teenage son, whom she hates and loves before she has even set eyes on him.
Orphaned by the war and traumatised by the last vicious battles of the Hitler Youth, Stefan brings with him to England only a few meagre possessions. Among them is a portrait of a girl with long copper hair by a young painter called Michael Ross - and with it, comes the memory of her life between the wars, a time both painful and precious.
Spanning decades and generations, The German Boy tells the moving story of two families entangled by love and friendship, divided by prejudice and war, and a brief encounter between a woman and a man that touched each of their lives forever.

Tricia Wastvedt was born in London in 1954 and teaches creative writing at the University of Bath. Her first novel, The River, was longlisted for The Orange Prize.

Praise for The German Boy:

'An absorbing literary saga...a sophisticated and subtly woven story.' Daily Mail

Division
Penguin
Publication date
26/05/2011
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
214 x 153mm
Extent
368
US
Greene & Heaton Ltd
Translation
Greene & Heaton Ltd
Film
Greene & Heaton Ltd
Serial
Greene & Heaton Ltd
Audio (Unabridged)
Greene & Heaton Ltd
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