Catherine Chidgey - Author

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Remote Sympathy

Remote Sympathy

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2022

Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind and life in Buchenwald would appear to be idyllic. Lying just beyond the forest that surrounds them is the looming presence of a work camp. Frau Hahn's husband, SS Sturmbannfuhrer Dietrich Hahn, has been assigned as the camp's administrator. When Frau Hahn's poor health leads her into an unlikely and poignant friendship with one of Buchenwald's prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber, her naive ignorance about what is going on so nearby is challenged. A decade earlier, Dr Weber had invented a machine believed that its subtle resonances might cure cancer. But does it really work? One way or another, it might save a life. A tour de force about the evils of obliviousness, Remote Sympathy compels us to question our continuing and wilful ability to look the other way in a world that is in thrall to the idea that everything-even facts and morals-is relative.

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Remote Sympathy: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022

Remote Sympathy: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

SHORTLISTED: THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD LONGLISTED: WOMENS' PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 A NOVEL OF DEVASTATING BEAUTY SET IN BUCHENWALD DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR A powerful and disturbing study in terrible lies and the human need to believe them. ANNIE PROULX Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind and life in Buchenwald would appear to be idyllic. Lying just beyond the forest that surrounds them is the looming presence of a work camp. Frau Hahn's husband, SS Sturmbannfuhrer Dietrich Hahn, has been assigned as the camp's administrator. When Frau Hahn's poor health leads her into an unlikely and poignant friendship with one of Buchenwald's prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber, her naive ignorance about what is going on so nearby is challenged. A decade earlier, Dr Weber had invented a machine believed that its subtle resonances might cure cancer. But does it really work? One way or another, it might save a life. A tour de force about the evils of obliviousness, Remote Sympathy compels us to question our continuing and wilful ability to look the other way in a world that is in thrall to the idea that everything-even facts and morals-is relative.

Jiffy,Cat Detective

Jiffy,Cat Detective

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Jiffy,Cat Detective by Catherine Chidgey

The Beat of the Pendulum

The Beat of the Pendulum

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2019

The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey

The Wish Child

The Wish Child

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

'A wonderful new talent' Nick Hornby Germany, 1939. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Both children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. The days they spend there together will shape the rest of their lives. Winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction

Strength of the Sun

Strength of the Sun

Author: Catherine Chidgey Format: Ebook Release Date: 31/12/2013

A mysterious letter-writing campaign bears unexpected consequences in this gifted young writer's intimate exploration of loss and discoveryEvery contact leaves a trace. But when Colette receives a letter from The Friends of Patrick Mercer about a man lying unconscious in a hospital on the other side of the world, she has no idea who the man might be. Why is she being written to?Hospitalized in England after a car accident, medievalist Patrick Mercer reconstructs his life through memory, dreams, and the inspiration of his treasured illuminated manuscripts. Half a world away, Colette is adjusting to new classes, a new apartment, a new job-and the mysterious "e;Patrick"e; letters that keep arriving. Meanwhile, Ruth and Malcolm-whose young son is Colette's charge-are desperately seeking to pick up the pieces of their lives after the terrifying disappearance of their teenage daughter. The Strength of the Sun is a novel about the human desire to make connections, to pick through our lives in search of what can be found among the daily losses. Compassionate, beautifully written, and compelling to the final page, The Strength of the Sun introduces talented new writer Catherine Chidgey to American readers.

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