Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

book jacketLike his other books, this novel is wonderfully descriptive both in plot and character. The subject matter is very depressing, and true to form, the author depicts a very real picture of the horror of living in Nazi Germany. The storyline starts with the characters of a Prussian family and Scottish POW who are fleeing Germany. They meet up with a Jewish refugee who disguises his ethnicity. A subplot of a group of Jewish women leaving a concentration camp with their tormentors eventually intertwines with the main plot. Like his other novels, the author manages a few unexpected twists and surprises. The gruesome details are a grim reminder of this horrific time in history.

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