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
It’s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts prohibited words such as love and mercy out of books. Erich is an only child living a rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, 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 Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives
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
NZNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chidgey, Catherine
Dewey number
823.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781784741112
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781784741112
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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