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The Resource The German, Lee Thomas

The German, Lee Thomas

Label
The German
Title
The German
Statement of responsibility
Lee Thomas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the height of World War II, a killer preys on the young men of a quiet Texas town. The murders are calculated, vicious, and they are just beginning. Sheriff Tom Rabbit and his men are baffled and the community he serves is terrified of the monster lurking their streets. The only clues the killer leaves behind are painted snuffboxes containing notes written in German. As the panic builds all eyes turn toward a quiet man with secrets of his own ..."--Page 4 of cover
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Writing style
Award
Lambda Literary Award, 2011.
Review
Lambda-winner Thomas (The Dust of Wonderland) sets this powerful thriller in a small Texas town in 1944. As a mysterious killer preys on the community's young men—leaving pro-Nazi notes inside the victims' mouths—the frightened residents cast blame on the area's sizable German population. Their chief suspect is Ernst Lang, a gay ex-soldier who fled Germany years earlier. Lang has been an exemplary neighbor, but his nationality and sexuality make him a target for a largely ignorant and panicked populace looking for a scapegoat. The supernatural element of the story is decidedly understated, but the novel's overall thematic power and narrative eloquence are wrenching. Thomas's compelling imagery (religion and politics are "gardens of atrocity" that grow "fat succulent flora") and disturbing portrait of humanity at its worse will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 21, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 08, p)
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10130624
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Thomas, Lee
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Texas
Label
The German, Lee Thomas
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
808584
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781590213094
Lccn
2010033904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590213094
  • (OCoLC)657223834
Label
The German, Lee Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
808584
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781590213094
Lccn
2010033904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590213094
  • (OCoLC)657223834

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