Carry Me

byPeter Behrens

Paperback | February 4, 2017

Carry Me by Peter Behrens
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A 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Finalist

A 2016 Jewish Book Award Finalist

Billy Lange is born in 1909 on the Isle of Wight, England, where his father is the skipper of a racing yacht belonging to a wealthy German-Jewish baron. As a child, Billy is entranced by the baron's daughter, the elusive and willful Karin von Weinbrenner. After the First World War, Karin and Billy are reunited on the baron's Frankfurt estate, where they bond over their fascination with the Wild West novels of Karl May, the most popular author in the German language.

Over the years, Billy and Karin's childhood friendship deepens and transforms into a complex love affair with extraordinarily high stakes. Coming of age in Frankfurt and Berlin, Billy and Karin share a passion for speed, jazz, and nightclubs. As society loses its moral bearings and Germany marches toward the Second World War, they also share a dream of escape - from Germany, from history - to El Llano Estacado, May's richly imagined New Mexico landscape.

An intriguing cast of characters braid this harrowing story together, transporting the reader from a golden Edwardian summer on the Isle of Wight, to London under Zeppelin attack, to Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence, and at last to Germany during the darkening Weimar period.

Brilliantly conceived, deeply researched, and profoundly moving, Carry Me is an unusual love story, an historical epic, and a lucid meditation on Europe's violent twentieth century.

Peter Behrens's first novel, The Law of Dreams, won the Governor General's Award for Fiction and has been published in nine languages. His collection of short stories, Travelling Light, was reissued in 2013. The New York Times called his second novel, The O'Briens (2011), "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third novel, appe...
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Title:Carry MeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.04 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.04 inPublished:February 4, 2017Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487002297

ISBN - 13:9781487002299

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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