The Resource The wish child, Catherine Chidgey

The wish child, Catherine Chidgey

Label
The wish child
Title
The wish child
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Chidgey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the New Zealand Book Awards Fiction prizeGermany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words ('promise', 'love', 'mercy'). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Siggi and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over Siggi and Erich is the wish child, the mysterious narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the wreckage of a nation's dream
Summary
"The story of two German families caught up in the Second World War, The Wish Child is both a love letter of sorts to Berlin, and a terrifying portrayal of the way ordinary Germans were drawn into the Nazi dream."--Publisher information
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549107
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chidgey, Catherine
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.3.C535
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-pv86dz9
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1003998560
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473545946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
pv86dz9
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-pv86dz9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1003998560
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473545946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
pv86dz9

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