ΓÇ£You canΓÇÖt prepare yourself for the magnitude and emotional impact of this powerful novel.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöJohn Irving From the New York Times bestselling author John Boyne,a stunning tour de force about a woman who must confront the sins of her own terrible pastand a present in which it is never too late for bravery Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quietcomfortable lifedespite her deeply disturbingdark past. She doesnΓÇÖt talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age twelve. She doesnΓÇÖt talk about the grim postwar years in France with her mother. Most of allshe doesnΓÇÖt talk about her fatherwho was the commandant of one of the ReichΓÇÖs most notorious extermination camps. Thena new family moves into the apartment below her. In spite of herselfGretel canΓÇÖt help but begin a friendship with the little boyHenrythough his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. One nightshe witnesses a disturbingviolent argument between HenryΓÇÖs beautiful mother and his arrogant fatherone that threatens GretelΓÇÖs hard-wonself-contained existence. ImmersivechillingunputdownableAll the Broken Places moves back and forth in time between GretelΓÇÖs girlhood in Germany and present-day London. HereGretel is at a similar crossroads to the one she encountered long ago. Thenshe denied her own complicitybut nowfaced with a chance to interrogate her guiltgriefand remorseshe can choose to save a young boy. If she doesshe will be forced to reveal the secrets she has spent a lifetime protecting. This timeshe can make a different choice than beforeΓÇöwhatever the cost to herself.
All the Broken Places
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