City Of Secrets
ISBN: 0143108948
EAN13: 9780143108948
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 25, 2017
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.59" H x 7.72" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Stewart O'Nan's City of Secrets will keep you up all night reading - what a beautifully crafted novel. - Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author of Mission to Paris

From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War

In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself, City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided--like his new identity--by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war--honest, strong, capable of moral choice. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, reclaims his faith, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting secret Read More chevron_right

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