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Monday, July 08, 2013

The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta

Set in Vienna in 1948, shortly after the war has ended, The Crooked Maid  begins with Anna  Beer, a married woman in her 40's who left Vienna nine years previously, and Robert Seidel, an eighteen-year-old prep school student who spent the war years in Switzerland, meeting on a train carrying each of them home to a Vienna that neither has seen for years.

A story filled with ghosts of the past, current confusions in the aftermath of war, and strange, but compelling characters.  Anna searches for her husband.  Robert tries to determine what actually happened involving his father's death.  

Dark and intense.

NetGalley/Bloomsbury, USA

Literary/Mystery/Historical.  Aug. 6, 2013.  Print version: 448 pages.
  • ISBN-10: 160819809X

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