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The Resource The alphabet house : a novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein

The alphabet house : a novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein

Label
The alphabet house : a novel
Title
The alphabet house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots’ only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness
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Summary
Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. The area swarming with German troops, they have only minutes to crawl from the wreckage and make their escape. Boarding a train reserved for wounded SS men on the way home from the eastern front, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings and pose as German soldiers, hiding for days in soiled, bloody beds, feigning unconsciousness. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. How will they escape? And for how long can you simulate insanity without going crazy for real?
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395781
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Dewey number
839.813/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8176.1.D54
LC item number
A4413 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schein, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Male friendship
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
  • FICTION / War & Military
Target audience
adult
Label
The alphabet house : a novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20376654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 465 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780525954897
Lccn
2014018577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The alphabet house : a novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20376654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 465 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780525954897
Lccn
2014018577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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