A vivid first novel, originally published in 1992, that observes the progress and eventual disintegration of German Nazism,...

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ANGELS ARE BLACK AND WHITE

A vivid first novel, originally published in 1992, that observes the progress and eventual disintegration of German Nazism, through the experiences--from childhood through disillusioned maturity--of its protagonist Reinhold Fischer. Skillfully parceling out vividly detailed incidents of injustice and savagery, related in Reinhold's diary as well as through objective narration, Berk‚wicz brilliantly traces the growth of awareness in a suggestible ""poetic"" soul who moves from hopeful enlistment in the Hitler Youth movement through virtually total identification with the fate of his country's Jewish refugees. He's an appealing and memorable figure, and this is a fine novel.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 222

Publisher: Camden House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1996