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Popular fiction The tobacconist

  • By Robert Seethaler
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9781509806591
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 18/08/2022 if you order today

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From Robert Seethaler, the author of the Man Booker International shortlisted A Whole Life, comes a deeply moving story of ordinary lives profoundly affected by the Third Reich, in the tradition of novels such as Fred Uhlman's classic Reunion, Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room. When seventeen-year-old Franz exchanges his home in the idyllic beauty of the Austrian lake district for the bustle of Vienna, his homesickness quickly dissolves amidst the thrum of the city.

In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, he will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, whose predilection for cigars and occasional willingness to dispense romantic advice will forge a bond between him and young Franz. It is 1937.

In a matter of months Germany will annex Austria and the storm that has been threatening to engulf the little tobacconist will descend, leaving the lives of Franz, Otto and Professor Freud irredeemably changed.

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Series Popular fiction Title The tobacconist
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2017 Authors Robert Seethaler
Binding Paperback Pages 240
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 183
ESB Code 56176 ISBN 9781509806591
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 18/08/2022 if you order today
  Price £8.99

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