Middle-class, Jewish Hans finds himself charmed by Konradin, the young aristocrat in his class and they quickly become best friends. But it is 1932 and the boys live in a rapidly changing Germany. The rise of Hitler compromises their friendship irrevocably but their story does not truly end until after the war.
Readers across the world have been devastated and moved by the shocking denouement of this beautiful and profound exploration of the nature of friendship and the impact of history on human relationships.
Complete with a new introduction by Rachel Seiffert, bestselling author of The Dark Room.
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"Melancholy and elegiac with a very effective final twist of the plot" The Times "Finely concise, tender and most painful" Sunday Times "A minor masterpiece. Uhlman succeeds in lending his narrative a musical quality which is both haunting and lyrical" -- Arthur Koestler "An exquisite novella such as Fred Uhlman's Reunion...is clearly worth much more than its weight or cover price and certainly more than the latest prize-winning bit of puff" -- Ian Samson GuardianFrom the Publisher:
A delicate, daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany
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Book Description Collins : Harvill Press, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002617080