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Publication Date: Mar 3, 2015

192 pp


List Price US: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-59051-704-8

Trim Size: 5.52 x 8.24 x 0.56 in.


List Price US: $11.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-705-5

Blood Brothers

A Novel

by Ernst Haffner Translated by Michael Hofmann

Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later, Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by unwritten rules and mutual loyalty.

Blood Brothers
is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II. Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner’s story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground bars and makeshift hostels, struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life, and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society.

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