The Right Hand of Sleep
By (author) John Wray
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Right Hand of Sleep by John Wray
Book DescriptionThis extraordinary debut novel from Whiting Writers' Award winner John Wray is a poetic portrait of a life redeemed at one of the darkest moments in world history. Twenty years after deserting the army in the first world war, Oskar Voxlauer returns to the village of his youth. Haunted by his past, he finds an uneasy peace in the mountains-but it is 1938 and Oskar cannot escape from the rising tide of Nazi influence in town. He attempts to retreat to the woods, only to be drawn back by his own conscience and the chilling realization that the woman whose love might finally save him is bound to the local "SS" commander."" Morally complex, brilliantly plotted, and heartbreakingly realized, The Right Hand of Sleep""marks the beginning of an important literary career.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375706400
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publish Date: 14-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Canaan's Tongue, Hardback (January 2006)
Written by the prizewinning author of "The Right Hand of Sleep", this novel is set on the eve of the Civil War, about a gang of men hunted by both the Union and the Confederacy for dealing in stolen slaves. It tells the story of his reluctant protege, Virgil Ball, who derives riches, sexual privilege, and power from the commerce in stolen slaves.
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Oskar Voxlauer is in flight from his past. But despite his attempts to live a reclusive existence as a gamekeeper up in the hills, he cannot escape the tensions that are threatening the tranquil town of Niessen when Hitler marches into Austria and the Blackshirts come into the valley.
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