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Voices in the dark / by Ulli Lust ; translated by John Brownjohn ; translation adapted by Nika Knight ; English lettering by Kevin Cannon.

Publication | Library Call Number: PN6790.A93 L873713 2017

"Germany, in the final years of the Third Reich. Hermann Karnau is a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice in all its variations--the rantings of leaders, the roar of crowds, the rasp of throats constricted in fear--and indifferent to everything else. Employed by the Nazis, his assignments take him to party rallies, to the eastern front, and into the household of Joseph Goebbels. There he meets Helga, the eldest daughter: bright, good-natured, and just beginning to suspect the horror that surrounds her. Based on the acclaimed novel by Marcel Beyer, Voices in the Dark is the first graphic novel by the award-winning cartoonist Ulli Lust. It is the story of an unlikely friendship and of a childhood betrayed, a grim parable of naïvete and evil, and a vivid, unsettling masterpiece of comics storytelling. As Germany descends into chaos, Helga's and Hermann's lives intertwine, then finally collide. In Hitler's Berlin bunker, with the Red Army closing in, Hermann receives his greatest assignment: recording the Fuhrer's final words--and the last moments of Helga and her family"-- Provided by publisher.

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Uniform Title
Flughunde. English
Other Title
Lust, Ulli, 1967- author, artist.
New York : New York Review Comics, [2017]
Record last modified: 2018-03-26 10:47:00
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