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The Radio operator : a novel / [large print] Ulla Lenze ; translated from the German by Marshall Yarbrough.

Lenze, Ulla, 1973- (author.). Yarbrough, Marshall, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/FIC LG (Text) NCSTL9780063090736 On Order On order -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. FIC Lenze (Text) 31208913240067 new large print Available -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg FIC LEN (Text) 35830802078351 Large Print - Fiction In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063090736
  • Physical Description: 393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as Der Empf©Þnger in Germany in 2020 by Klett-Cotta"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-389).
Summary, etc.:
"Based on a true story, a gripping historical novel about a German immigrant who becomes embroiled in a Nazi spy ring operating in New York City in the early days of World War II. At the end of the 1930s, Europe is engulfed in war. Though America is far from the fighting, the streets of New York have become a battlefield. Anti-Semitic and racist groups spread hate, while German nationalists celebrate Hitler's strength and power. Josef Klein, a German immigrant, remains immune to the troubles roiling his adopted city. The multicultural neighborhood of Harlem is his world, a lively place full of sidewalk tables where families enjoy their dinner and friends indulge in games of chess. Josef's great passion is the radio. His skill and technical abilities attract the attention of influential men who offer him a job as a shortwave operator. But when Josef begins to understand what they're doing, it's too late; he's already a little cog in the big wheel-part of a Nazi espionage network working in Manhattan. Discovered by American authorities, Josef is detained at Ellis Island, and eventually deported to Germany. Back in his homeland, fate leads him to his brother Carl's family, soap merchants in Neuss-where he witnesses the seductive power of the Nazis and the war's terrible consequences-and finally to South America, where Josef hopes to start over again as Jos©♭. Eventually, Josef realizes that no matter how far he runs or how hard he tries, there is one indelible truth he cannot escape: How long can you hide from your own past, before it catches up with you?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Germans > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.

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