The Good German

Joseph Kanon (Author)

Product Details

$27.00  $24.84
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
September 05, 2000
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Joseph Kanon is the author of two previous novels, Los Alamos and The Prodigal Spy. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City.


"[Kanon] is fast approaching the complexity and relevance not just of le Carrรฉ and Greene but even of Orwell: provocative, fully realized fiction that explores, as only fiction can, the reality of history as it is lived by individual men and women." --The New York Times Book Review

"As he did in Los Alamos, Kanon demonstrates an eerie mastery of the evocative historical detail....You can feel the shattered glass crunching beneath your feet as you read. You can smell the smoke-scorched broken bricks.... Kanon is as ambitious a novelist as he is a gifted one." --The Washington Post

"A terrific book...Kanon is the heir apparent to Graham Greene and early-and mid-passage le Carrรฉ, for he writes of moral quandaries that are real and not created to drive a plot....The multilayered story is beautifully told." --The Boston Globe

"Gripping...Kanon has written a tale about the untenable choices war entails, and about the moral dangers of demonization. For American readers, the book cuts to the bone, coming at a time when we have become the demonized and are doing our best to avoid becoming
the demonizers." --Newsday