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The Resource At the wolf's table, Rosella Postorino ; translated from the Italian by Leah Janeczko

At the wolf's table, Rosella Postorino ; translated from the Italian by Leah Janeczko

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At the wolf's table
Title
At the wolf's table
Statement of responsibility
Rosella Postorino ; translated from the Italian by Leah Janeczko
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This novel is based on the shocking true story of the women conscripted to risk their lives as Hitler's food tasters. They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. 'Wolf' was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well.' Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines. Alone, she has little choice but to leave war-torn Berlin behind and live with her in-laws in a village near the Wolfschanze, the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's hidden headquarters. Convinced that the enemy wants to poison him, Hitler conscripts ten women, including Rosa, to be his food tasters. Even though food is a luxury, eating the rich and decadent feasts Hitler will soon be served is an act of torture - after each meal, the women must wait an hour to see if they will die. Every minute seems like an eternity. None of the women are allowed to meet Hitler, none can enter the Wolfschanze, but the Führer is a constant presence. He is in every conversation, in Rosa's thoughts, and forever on the radio. He looms large above them all, like some kind of deity. As the war outside goes from bad to worse, so do the lives of the ten women trapped in the tasting room, forced to eat what may kill them. Rosa's friends are keeping explosive secrets, the vindictive SS officer put in charge of the tasters takes a special liking to her, and Rosa must figure out how she can stay alive as it becomes clear that she and her friends, her Hitler, everyone she knows, are on the wrong side of history
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ANL
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Postorino, Rosella
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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Janeczko, Leah
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
At the wolf's table, Rosella Postorino ; translated from the Italian by Leah Janeczko
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22880912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781925791969
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019002848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
At the wolf's table, Rosella Postorino ; translated from the Italian by Leah Janeczko
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22880912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781925791969
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019002848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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