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Сбогом, Шанхай Selected as a runner up in the 2007 National Jewish Book Award category for fiction.The unforgettable novel of nearly forgotten refugees who fled Nazi Germany and discovered the glamour and excess of Shanghai.Elisabeth and Theodore Weissberg, famous musicians, Hilde, a young film extra, and Vladek, an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police on political charges, flee Nazi Germany for Shanghai at the onset of World War II A magnet for every human ambition and vice, Shanghai is a city of extremes of dazzling wealth and wretched poverty, suffering and pleasure, and, for the four refugees, exile and safety There, they enter the world of Jewish refugees, many of them artists and intellectuals, who must either starve or eke out an impoverished and sometimes degraded living, but they are determined to live intelligently, upholding the high culture, humor, and even, insofar as they can, the elegance of their former lives Master storyteller Angel Wagenstein crafts an intense narrative of life and death, passionate love, and profound courage against the backdrop of the war and the millions of lives caught up in it.

10 thoughts on “Сбогом, Шанхай

  1. says:

    When I was in my teens, I began reading books on the holocaust Most of them had pictures taken by soldiers who liberated the camps These pictures showed the survivors skin and bones, many times nak

  2. says:

    I have been all over the map with this book First of all, particularly in the first half of the book, I found the writing confusing Here is an example of what you will have to contend with The days

  3. says:

    I really wanted to love this novel, BUTIt was mostly non fiction with a tiny bit of novel Much of that was based upon real people and as fictional characters, they were poorly developed How much bett

  4. says:

    Perhaps the fault that lay with the version I read was its English translation Events were conveyed without sentimentality nor depth Content wise, it was an interesting perspective into WWII history,

  5. says:

    One of the best books I ve read lately.

  6. says:

    Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII, and having read at least one other book about Jewish refugees there, I expected better things from this book.I was initially impressed with the style o

  7. says:

    Chose this from my China shelf Hopefully, it will set the stage for my trip to China this summer.I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this I thought I was satiated with WWII novels, but the setting for

  8. says:

    I could not finish this execrable book The plot is a mish mash of bad WWII movie cliches the hot, blonde Jewess, the Vichy Paris, the bad sex, the hidden identities Every page seems as if it s written to

  9. says:

    I enjoyed this, but it didn t necessarily focus on the Shanghai ghetto quite as much as it could have That story would have helped to bring all the characters togetherwhich they do, but it seems like 200 p

  10. says:

    This was an interesting fictionalization of an aspect of WWII I had no idea about A tragic story with a beautiful atmosphere I only wish the author or translator had been a little explicit about what was f

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