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Author Ramzipoor, E. R., author.

Title The Ventriloquists [electronic resource] : A Novel / E. R. Ramzipoor.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Park Row Books, [2019]


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Summary "[A] remarkable saga ... . Engrossing." -- Booklist , starred review In this triumphant debut inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich. The Nazis stole their voices. But they would not be silenced. Brussels, 1943. Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Helene's world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network that publishes dissident underground newspapers. The Nazis track down Aubrion's team and give them an impossible choice: turn the resistance newspapers into a Nazi propaganda bomb that will sway public opinion against the Allies, or be killed. Faced with no decision at all, Aubrion has a brilliant idea. While pretending to do the Nazis' bidding, they will instead publish a fake edition of Le Soir that pokes fun at Hitler and Stalin -- daring to laugh in the face of their oppressors. The ventriloquists have agreed to die for a joke, and they have only eighteen days to tell it. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters and stunning historical detail, E.R. Ramzipoor's dazzling debut novel illuminates the extraordinary acts of courage by ordinary people forgotten by time. It is a moving and powerful ode to the importance of the written word and to the unlikely heroes who went to extreme lengths to orchestrate the most stunning feat of journalism in modern history.
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Subject Journalists -- Fiction.
Street children -- Fiction.
Newspapers -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground literature -- Belgium -- Brussels -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belgium -- Brussels -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Brussels (Belgium) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
ISBN 9781488035142 (epub)
Standard No. 9781488035142

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