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All That I Am: 2012 Miles Franklin Award Winner


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  • All That I Am: 2012 Miles Franklin Award Winner 
    Title: All That I Am: 2012 Miles Franklin Award Winner
    Author: FUNDER ANNA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 02/04/2012
    Imprint: PENGUIN
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The gripping first novel by Anna Funder, the acclaimed author of Stasiland, based on a true story. All That I Am is moving and beautifully written, equal parts love story, thriller and testament to individual heroism. It evokes books like Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise, Bernard Schlink's The Reader and William Boyd's Restless - intelligent, powerful novels that appeal to a wide audience.

    'When Hitler came to power I was in the bath. The wireless in the living room was turned up loud, but all that drifted down to me were waves of happy cheering, like a football match. It was Monday afternoon . . . '

    Ruth Becker, defiant and cantankerous, is living out her days in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She has made an uneasy peace with the ghosts of her past - and a part of history that has been all but forgotten.

    Another lifetime away, it's 1939 and the world is going to war. Ernst Toller, self-doubting revolutionary and poet, sits in a New York hotel room settling up the account of his life.

    When Toller's story arrives on Ruth's doorstep their shared past sl

    ISBN: 9780143567516
    Pages: 384

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