The Dark Room (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Dark Room The experiences of three people are evoked with stunning emotional depth and psychological authenticity. With dazzling originality and to profound effect, Seiffert has recreated one of the darkest moments of the 20th century.
- Published: 08 October 2002
- Format: Paperback 278 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375726323 ISBN 10: 0375726322
- Sales rank: 218,307
Full description for The Dark Room
Rachel Seiffert’s absorbing, internationally acclaimed debut explores the modern German psyche through the experiences of three ordinary people. At the onset of World War II, a young photographer’s assistant is kept out of the war due to a physical disability, and instead spends his time capturing on film the changing temper of Berlin, the city he loves. Just weeks after Germany’s surrender, a teenage girl whose parents have been taken into allied custody leads her siblings on a harrowing journey to find their grandmother. And two generations after the war, a teacher searches for the reason why the Russians imprisoned his beloved grandfather. Evoking the experiences of the individual with astonishing emotional depth and psychological acuity, The Dark Room develops a portrait of the twentieth century in all its drama and complexity.