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Author Sem-Sandberg, Steve, 1958- author.

Title The chosen ones : a novel / Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated from the Swedish by Anna Paterson.

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


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC SEM-SANDBERG,S    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC SEM-SANDBERG,S    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description xii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Swedish in 2014 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden, as De utvalda. English translation originally published in 2016 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain"--Title page verso.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Paterson, Anna (Anna Tora), 1942- translator.
Added Title Utvalda. English
ISBN 9780374122805 (hardback)
0374122806 (hardback)

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