The Resource The wish child, Catherine Chidgey

The wish child, Catherine Chidgey

Label
The wish child
Title
The wish child
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Chidgey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words ("promise", "love", "mercy") from books. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theater amid the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over them is the wish child, the enigmatic narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the ruins of a nation's dream
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chidgey, Catherine
Dewey number
823.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.3.C535
LC item number
W57 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • New Zealand fiction
  • Children
  • Germany
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781640090972
Lccn
2018023438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022989173
  • 879932
  • (OCoLC)on1022989173
  • 879932
Label
The wish child, Catherine Chidgey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781640090972
Lccn
2018023438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022989173
  • 879932
  • (OCoLC)on1022989173
  • 879932

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