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Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi secret services, 'the hangman of Prague', 'the blond beast', 'the most dangerous man in the Third Reich'. His boss is Heinrich Himmler but everyone in the SS says 'Himmler's brain is called Heydrich', which in German spells HHhH.

HHhH is a panorama of the Third Reich told through the life of one outstandingly brutal man, a story of unbearable heroism and loyalty, revenge and betrayal. It is a moving and shattering work of fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780099555643
  • 110,484

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HHhH is a highly original piece of work, at once charming, moving, and gripping
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Vividly recreates the assassination of Heydrich and its consequences -- John Le Carre * Telegraph * Laurent Binet's HHhH is hard to categorise. All is can say is that it has the same gravity-defying balance of weight and light as early Milan Kundera -- Janice Turner * The Times * Utterly amazing ... likely to make you gasp, laugh and cry often within a few pages * Savidge Reads * A novel of great verve and originality... a heart-quickening climax and the undeserved satisfaction of feeling privy to what really happened * Strong Words * HHhH is a highly original piece of work, at once charming, moving, and gripping -- Martin Amis
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About Laurent Binet

Laurent Binet lives and works in France.

His first novel, HHhH, was an international bestseller which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt du premier roman, among other prizes.

The 7th Function of Language won the Prix de la FNAC and Prix Interallie. Civilisations is a bestseller that has won the Grand Prix de l'Academie francaise.

Sam Taylor is an award-winning literary translator and novelist. His four novels have been translated into 10 languages, and he has translated more than 70 books from French including Laurent Binet's HHhH and Leila Slimani's Lullaby. He grew up in England, spent 10 years in France, and now lives in the United States.
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