Latecomers

Brookner, Anita

£8.99

The latecomers are Hartmann & Fibich, brought over to England as children to escape Nazi Germany, now living close to each other in London in their 60s, & still friends. Yet they could not be more different, each having adopted different strategies to reconcile themselves with their past & to cope with an uncertain world.

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‘No man is free of his own history’

Hartmann and Fibich came to England on the kindertransport. As orphans of the war they were strangers in a strange land. Together, they survived. And in adulthood they have been unable to separate, sharing a successful business.

Yet Hartmann’s carefully polished manners conceal the past he refuses to think about. While Fibich, a mass of fears and neuroses, can do nothing but remember. Together these two men seek to build a future from the shaky foundations of their own pasts . . .

‘Like Virginia Woolf, Brookner’s aim is not to draw characters in the round, but to reveal psychological reality in the deep’ The Times

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Weight 164 g
Dimensions 200 × 132 × 15 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

205

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K