The Lives Before Us

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The Lives Before Us

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Author :   Juliet Conlin
Publisher :   Black and White Publishing
Published :   28/03/2019
ISBN :   9781785302305
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   376
Size (mm) :   198x132x29
Weight (g) :   374

The Lives Before Us' follows Esther and Kitty who, facing Nazi persecution, flee to Shanghai. April 1939 and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, they are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration,...   Read more
The Lives Before Us' follows Esther and Kitty who, facing Nazi persecution, flee to Shanghai. April 1939 and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, they are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Shanghai, they've heard is a haven and so they secure passage to the other side of the world. What they find is a city of extremes - wealth, ppverty, decadence and disease - and of deep political instability. Then the Japanese military enters the fray and violence mounts. The women and thrown together in the city's most desperate times.