The Promised Land

The Promised Land

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

The final, previously unpublished novel by the author of All Quiet on the Western Front - a dreamlike, powerfully moving account of an emigrant's experience of New York during World War II.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099577096
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 833.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 356g
Height: 174mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 28mm