By Peter Behrens
Our narrator is Billy: born to a German father and Irish mom at the Isle of Wight summer time property of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner. this can be the tale of Billy and the baron's entrancing daughter, Karin, and the damaging paths they trip as their adolescence attachment deepens to a fancy love overshadowed via the increase of the Nazis. Their tale takes us from a golden Edwardian summer season at the Isle of Wight to London lower than Zeppelin assault to eire on the point of its struggle of Independence and finally to Germany within the darkening Weimar interval, the place Billy and Karin come of age in a rustic wounded by way of struggle and seething with hatreds. On Baron von Weinbrenner's stud farm outdoor Frankfurt, they proportion a fondness for racehorses and for the Wild West novels of Karl may well, whose dream of get away to El Llano Estacado, a richly imagined New Mexico panorama, turns into a robust beacon of freedom as Germany marches towards Hitler, struggle, and the Holocaust. Richly imagined, deeply researched, and profoundly moving, Carry Me is a love tale, a ancient epic, and a strong meditation at the violence of Europe's twentieth century.
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Carry Me: A Novel by Peter Behrens