By Erich Maria Remarque
From the cherished writer of All Quiet at the Western entrance, Flotsam is a terrifying portrait of Europe because the Nazi shadow falls over the continent.
Political dissidents, Jews, scientific scholars, petty criminals: one of the hundreds of thousands of displaced people touring the unpaved roads of Europe, there are Steiner and Kern. either have aggravated officers for outstaying their two-week sojourn in Czechoslovakia. they usually needs to go away. no longer that both has anyplace to move. now not in 1939. but if a guy is led through a protect to the border of 1 kingdom, he needs to try out one other. till he's escorted from that one too.
dwelling hand-to-mouth, promoting shoelaces and safeguard pins for a few cents, Steiner and Kern locate that, remarkably, there are nonetheless pleasures available. Paris, for one; love, for one more. For amid the heartless cruelty and cold-blooded legislation of the Nazi nation, there's nonetheless humanity and kindness. and there's incomparable pleasure in falling in love, surviving, and telling your tale so it's by no means forgotten.
“The international has an exceptional author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of surely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. no matter if he writes of guys or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, company, and sure.”—The big apple occasions ebook Review
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