By Peter Behrens
Our narrator is Billy: born to a German father and Irish mom at the Isle of Wight summer season property of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner. this is often the tale of Billy and the baron's entrancing daughter, Karin, and the harmful paths they go back and forth 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 time at the Isle of Wight to London below Zeppelin assault to eire close to its warfare of Independence and eventually to Germany within the darkening Weimar interval, the place Billy and Karin come of age in a rustic wounded by way of warfare and seething with hatreds. On Baron von Weinbrenner's stud farm open air 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 strong beacon of freedom as Germany marches towards Hitler, battle, 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