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Description - The Zookeeper's War by Steven Conte

An extraordinary debut, a story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ... In Berlin, who can you trust? A story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ... It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realises that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. this is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing, and no one, it seems, can be trusted. the Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving. 'Beautifully textured and extremely well realised ... a clever, inspired, insightful, tension-filled drama' BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780732285166
ISBN-10: 073228516X
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 137mm x 29mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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