Children of Wrath
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Children of Wrath

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It is fall of 1929, the last days of prosperity in the Weimar Republic, and Berlin is in a giddy rush to forget its troubled past. But on the same day the New York stock market crashes, a dark underside of the German capital becomes revealed. A burlap sack spewed back by the floodwaters of the city sewer system contains the gnawed-on bones of children - with human teeth marks. Willi Kraus is in called to investigate the case of the Kinderfresser, the vicious Child-Eater of Berlin. Inside the sack, along with the children's bones, is a Bible with a single phrase circled in red - children of wrath - and Kraus fears he has run into something darker than he's ever known.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 141 x 209 x 23mm | 296g
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • California, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250020816
  • 9781250020819
  • 1,716,905

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"R"oars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter.--Gregg Hurwitz on The Sleepwalkers A remarkable debut.--David Liss on The Sleepwalkers "A riveting debut novel." --The Boston Globe on The Sleepwalkers

"Powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom." --Library Journal, starred review on The Sleepwalkers

"A stunning debut. " --MJ Rose on The Sleepwalkers

"A remarkable debut." --David Liss on The Sleepwalkers

"Roars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter." --Gregg Hurwitz on The Sleepwalkers -A riveting debut novel.- --The Boston Globe on The Sleepwalkers

-Powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom.- --Library Journal, starred review on The Sleepwalkers

-A stunning debut. - --MJ Rose on The Sleepwalkers

-A remarkable debut.- --David Liss on The Sleepwalkers

-Roars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter.- --Gregg Hurwitz on The Sleepwalkers A riveting debut novel. The Boston Globe on The Sleepwalkers

Powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom. Library Journal, starred review on The Sleepwalkers

A stunning debut. MJ Rose on The Sleepwalkers

A remarkable debut. David Liss on The Sleepwalkers

Roars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter. Gregg Hurwitz on The Sleepwalkers

" A riveting debut novel. "The Boston Globe on The Sleepwalkers"

Powerfully captures the atmosphere of Berlin on the verge of Nazi takeover, the elegance and cultural brilliance amid the decadence, and the sense of impending doom. "Library Journal, starred review on The Sleepwalkers"

A stunning debut. "MJ Rose on The Sleepwalkers"

A remarkable debut. David Liss on The Sleepwalkers

"R"oars through 1932 Berlin like a Messerschmitt fighter. Gregg Hurwitz on The Sleepwalkers"
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About Paul D. Grossman

PAUL GROSSMAN is the critically acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers and Children of Wrath. He is a long time teacher of writing and literature at the City University of New York.
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324 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 24% (79)
4 40% (128)
3 23% (76)
2 10% (34)
1 2% (7)
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