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The Death's Head chess club, John Donoghue

Label
The Death's Head chess club
Title
The Death's Head chess club
Statement of responsibility
John Donoghue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novel of the improbable friendship that arises between a Nazi officer and a Jewish chessplayer in Auschwitz SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front wounded and fit only for administrative duty. His most pressing task is to improve camp morale and he establishes a chess club, and allows officers and enlisted men to gamble on the games. Soon Meissner learns that chess is also played among the prisoners, and there are rumors of an unbeatable Jew known as "the Watchmaker." Meissner's superiors begin to demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players. Meissner finds Emil Cle; ment, the Watchmaker, and a curious relationship arises between them. As more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined. Twenty years later, the two meet again in Amsterdam--Meissner has become a bishop, and Emil is playing in an international chess tournament. Having lost his family in the horrors of the death camps, Emil wants nothing to do with the ex-Nazi officer despite their history, but Meissner is persistent. "What I hope, " he tells Emil, "is that I can help you to understand that the power of forgiveness will bring healing." As both men search for a modicum of peace, they recall a gripping tale of survival and trust. A suspenseful meditation on understanding and guilt, John Donoghue's The Death's Head Chess Club is a bold debut and a rich portrait of a surprising friendship"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6104.O554
LC item number
D43 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
The Death's Head chess club, John Donoghue
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/706/9780374135706/image/lgcover.9780374135706.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2015 by Atlantic Books, Great Britain."
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
1588416
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
vi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374135706
Lccn
2014046628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1588416
  • (Sirsi) 1588416
  • (OCoLC)889997071
Label
The Death's Head chess club, John Donoghue
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/706/9780374135706/image/lgcover.9780374135706.jpg
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2015 by Atlantic Books, Great Britain."
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
1588416
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
vi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780374135706
Lccn
2014046628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1588416
  • (Sirsi) 1588416
  • (OCoLC)889997071

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