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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 080185590X, Paperback)
An international bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Ogre is a masterful tale of innocence, perversion, and obsession. It follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to "ogre" of the Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn, taking us deeper into the dark heart of fascism than any novel since The Tin Drum. Until the very last page, when Abel meets his mystic fate in the collapsing ruins of the Third Reich, it shocks us, dazzles us, and above all holds us spellbound.
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Abel Tuffauges is a French mechanic who is slowly sucked into the German war machine. His adventures take him deeper into Germany where he is "drawn into recruting for the Hitler youth, though he does not realize what fate he has doomed his beloved boys until he finds a Jewish child who has escaped from Auchwitz. Abel realizes that he has been living a life of ghastly inversions and that the only way to redeem himself is to rescue this child."--Amazon.com.
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