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    Vintage Classics: The Promised Land

    By: Erich Maria Remarque

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    ISBN
    9780099577096
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    384
     

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    If ordered before the 14th of December, this product should arrive by Christmas unless it is going to regional Australia
    Description
    From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe.

    Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land.

    A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.

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