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The Dutch wife : a novel, Ellen Keith

Label
The Dutch wife : a novel
Title
The Dutch wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Keith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp orfor a chance at survivalto join the camp brothel. On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl Mller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father's expectations of wartime glory. But faced with a brutal routine of overseeing executions and punishments, he longs for an escape. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner's ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances
Summary
A World War II concentration-camp prostitute, an SS officer who loathes his work and an Argentine Dirty War political prisoner are connected by a dark secret that complicates their survival.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10674770
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keith, Ellen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Concentration camps
  • Survival
  • Love
  • Revenge
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dutch wife : a novel, Ellen Keith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062232703
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781443456548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021303984
Label
The Dutch wife : a novel, Ellen Keith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062232703
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781443456548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021303984

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