Ashes and Diamonds

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Ashes and Diamonds takes us to a provincial town in the spring of 1945. The nation is in the throes of transformation to People's Poland. Communists, socialists, and nationalists; thieves and black marketeers; servants and fading aristocrats; veteran terrorists and bands of murderous children bewitched by the lure of crime and adventure--all these converge on the town's chief hotel, a microcosm of an uprooted world.
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Ashes and Diamonds takes us to a provincial town in the spring of 1945. The nation is in the throes of transformation to People's Poland. Communists, socialists, and nationalists; thieves and black marketeers; servants and fading aristocrats; veteran terrorists and bands of murderous children bewitched by the lure of crime and adventure--all these converge on the town's chief hotel, a microcosm of an uprooted world.
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An intense novel of intrigue and alienation set in a small Polish town that lies poised between two tyrannies in the final days of WWII. First published (in Poland) in 1948 and here reprinted (by arrangement with Viking Penguin) in the translation first published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962. With an introduction by Heinrich Boll. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140052770
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/1980
  • Series: Writers from the Other Europe Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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