The Undertaking

The Undertaking: The debut novel by the author of THE COLONY, longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/09/2014
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Synopsis

The debut novel by the author of The Colony, longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of business rather than love. When the newlywed strangers finally meet, however, passion blossoms and they begin to imagine a life together under the bright promise of Nazi Germany. But as the tide of war turns and Allied enemies come ever closer, the couple find themselves facing the terrible consequences of being ordinary people stained with their small share of an extraordinary guilt...

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781782391050
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 190 x 130 x 25 mm

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The Undertaking
Thought-provoking
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Undertaking. I read it very quickly, partly because of the uncomplicated language but also because I was swept along with ... READ MORE
KSC
The Undertaking
learning the hard way
An austere novel, dealing with loyalty to country and ‘Führer’ and loyalty to family and friends. Unfortunately family and friends are most frequently lose... READ MORE
Books and Liliane
The Undertaking
Thought provoking and emotional
I whizzed through this book as it's very easy to read and written in a 'simple' style, made up mainly of dialogue between the characters. The book deals w... READ MORE
Becks123
The Undertaking
Thought provoking and emotional
I whizzed through this book as it's very easy to read and written in a 'simple' style, made up mainly of dialogue between the characters. The book deals w... READ MORE
Becks123