The King of Warsaw

The King of Warsaw A Novel

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Publisher's Synopsis

A city ignited by hate. A man in thrall to power. The ferociously original award-winning bestseller by Poland's literary phenomenon-his first to be translated into English.

It's 1937. Poland is about to catch fire.

In the boxing ring, Jakub Szapiro commands respect, revered as a hero by the Jewish community. Outside, he instills fear as he muscles through Warsaw as enforcer for a powerful crime lord. Murder and intimidation have their rewards. He revels in luxury, spends lavishly, and indulges in all the pleasures that barbarity offers. For a man battling to be king of the underworld, life is good. Especially when it's a frightening time to be alive.

Hitler is rising. Fascism is escalating. As a specter of violence hangs over Poland like a black cloud, its marginalized and vilified Jewish population hopes for a promise of sanctuary in Palestine. Jakub isn't blind to the changing tide. What's unimaginable to him is abandoning the city he feels destined to rule. With the raging instincts that guide him in the ring and on the streets, Jakub feels untouchable. He must maintain the order he knows-even as a new world order threatens to consume him.

Book information

ISBN: 9781542044448
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Imprint: AmazonCrossing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 386g
Height: 139mm
Width: 208mm
Spine width: 29mm