Book: Joseph Kanon «Good German»

Good German

Производитель: "Little, Brown and Company"

Jake Geismar cut his teeth as a foreign correspondent in pre-war Berlin. When he returns in 1945 to cover the Potsdam conference he finds the city unrecognisable - streets have vanished beneath the rubble, familiar landmarks truncated by high explosive. But amongst the ruins Berliners survive, including some he knew and, miraculously, his lost love, Lena. But in the way she would not leave with him before the war, Lena won`t join him now without finding her husband and Emil has disappeared from the safe care of the Americans who, turning a blind eye to his links with Hitler, want his expertise as a rocket designer for themselves. Trawling through the shambles of the city, through the illegal night clubs and the thriving black market, Jake discovers that the twilight war of intrigue between west and east has already begun and that he could quite easily be one of its first casualties. This is a novel of war, an action thriller, a tale of raw emotion and survival. Above all it is a tour de force of the triumph of humanity over man`s depravity.

Издательство: "Little, Brown and Company" (2004)

ISBN: 978-0-7515-3484-9

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Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon (born 1946) is an American author, best known for thriller and spy novels set in the period immediately after World War II.

Biography

Kanon was born in Pennsylvania and studied at Harvard University, and at Trinity College in Cambridge. As an undergraduate, he published his first stories in the "The Atlantic Monthly". Later he became editor in chief, CEO, and president of the publishing houses Houghton Mifflin and E. P. Dutton in New York, before he began writing in 1995.

His first novel, "Los Alamos" (1997), became a bestseller and received the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1998. Further novels followed, including "The Prodigal Spy", "The Good German" and "Alibi". Kanon's stories are set in the period between World War II and 1950, and he has often used a real event, such as the Potsdam Conference or the Manhattan Project, as the background for a murder case. Kanon's novels are critically acclaimed, and reviewers from the "Boston Globe" and "The New York Times" have compared his work with the novels of Graham Greene and John le Carré [ [http://www.josephkanon.com/goodgerman.htm Reviews to The Good German on the Joseph Kanon Website] ] . A film based on "The Good German" was produced in 2006, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

Kanon lives with his wife, the literary agent Robin Straus, in New York City.

Notes

Works

*1997: "Los Alamos"
*1998: "The Prodigal Spy"
*2001: "The Good German"
*2005: "Alibi"

External links

* [http://www.josephkanon.com/index.htm Official webpage]
* [http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/0797/kanon/interview.html Interview with Joseph Kanon]

Источник: Joseph Kanon

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