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Author Sem-Sandberg, Steve, 1958- author.

Uniform Title Utvalda. English
Title The chosen ones : a novel / Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Sem-Sandberg, S.    ---  Available
Description pages cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Swedish in 2014 by Albert Bonniers FoĢˆrlag, Sweden, as De utvalda. English translation originally published in 2016 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain" -- Verso title page.
Summary "The Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The reality, however, was very different: in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria on the eve of World War II, its doctors, nurses, and teachers created a monstrous parody of the institution's benign-sounding brief. The Nazi regime's euthanasia program would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants.Through the eyes of a child inmate, Adrian Ziegler, and a nurse, Anna Katschenka, Steve Sem-Sandberg, the author of the award-winning The Emperor of Lies, explores the very meaning of survival. An absorbing, emotionally overwhelming novel, rich in incident and character, The Chosen Ones is obliquely illuminated by the author's sharp sense of the absurd. Passionately serious, meticulously researched, and deeply profound, this extraordinary and dramatic novel bears witness to oppression and injustice, and offers invaluable and necessary insight into an intolerable chapter in Austria's past"-- Provided by publisher.
"One of Europe's most revered novelists recounts a terrible, forgotten incident in Nazi-era Vienna"-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 02.2017 PARS
Subject Spiegelgrund (Children's institution) -- Fiction.
Children -- Institutional care -- Austria -- Fiction.
Children -- Nazi persecution -- Fiction.
Euthanasia -- Austria -- Vienna -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Austria -- Vienna -- Fiction.
Vienna (Austria) -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Paterson, Anna (Anna Tora), 1942- translator.
ISBN 9780374122805 (hardback)
9780374711269 (e-book)

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