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The alphabet house / a novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein.

Adler-Olsen, Jussi. (Author). Schein, Steve, (translator.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library LP F ADL (Text) 30477100824493 Adult: Large Print Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F ADL (Text) 70621000208967 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP Adl (Text) 78731000486607 Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410478627 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 805 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

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Translation of: Alfabethuset.
Summary, etc.:
British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots' only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren't the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.
Subject: Air pilots > Fiction.
Psychiatric hospitals > Germany > Dresden > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Dresden (Germany) > Fiction.
Genre: War stories.

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