The Dark Room

The Dark Room

Book - 2001
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"Helmut: A boy born with a physical deformity finds work as a photographer's assistant during the 1930s and captures on film the changing temper of Berlin, the city he loves. But his acute photographic eye never provides him with the power to understand the significance of what he sees through his camera.... Lore: In the weeks following Germany's surrender, a teenage girl whose parents are both in Allied captivity takes her younger siblings on a terrifying, illegal journey through the four zones of occupation in search of her grandmother.... Micha: Many years after the war, a young man trying to discover why the Russians imprisoned his grandfather for nine years after the war meets resistance at every turn; the only person who agrees, reluctantly, to help him is compromised by his own past."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780375421044
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 06, 2018

All three novellas in this book are good.

Apr 26, 2016

At times a difficult read and at others revealing. So well written, a Booker Prize nominee, these stories from the other side.

Seiffert's skill of character development is the strength of her writing...highly recommended.


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