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Author Sem-Sandberg, Steve, 1958- author.

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. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F SEM-SANDBERG, S.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F SEM-SANDBERG    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION SEM-SANDBERG    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F SEMSANDB    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F SEM-SANDBERG    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  SEM-SANDBERG, STEVE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Adult Fiction  SEM-SANDBERG, STEVE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Fiction  FIC-SEM    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F SEM-SANDBERG, STEVE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC SEM-SANDBERG    Check Shelf

Edition First American edition.
Description xii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
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. 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.
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.
Spiegelgrund (Children's institution) (OCoLC)fst00757458
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Children. (OCoLC)fst00854835
Children -- Institutional care. (OCoLC)fst00855000
Children -- Nazi persecution. (OCoLC)fst00855079
Euthanasia. (OCoLC)fst00916915
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
Austria -- Vienna. (OCoLC)fst01204516
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Historical fiction (OCoLC)fst01726640
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
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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