The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna

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It is 1935 and Hitler is planning his Olympics when Luise Joeck moves to Berlin. Recently divorced and grieving her lost dream of being the perfect wife and mother, Luise leads a quiet and lonely life. A decision to carve a Madonna in her apartment soon attracts the suspicions of the sinister landlord. A chance meeting with Jimmy Wango, a black American wrestler, brings unexpected happiness and love into Luise's life and they plan a future together. But Hitler's Germany is not hospitable to inter-racial couples and Luise suddenly understands the dark forces that are working against her; she knows she must leave Germany. But the Madonna remains behind and beings a journey of its own, destined to heal and unite. The gathering storm within Germany in the mid-thirties is evoked in this delicately penned tale of love, loss and little miracles.
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  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 130 x 200mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143019880
  • 9780143019886

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