Author: Jonathan Littell
Original language: French
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books, 2009
A literary prize-winning epic novel that has been a record-breaking bestseller in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, and is keenly anticipated in the English-speaking world.
Massive in scope, horrific in subject matter, and shocking in its protagonist, Littell’s masterpiece is intense, hallucinatory, and utterly original. Critics abroad have compared this provocative and controversial work of literature to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, a classic epic of war that, like The Kindly Ones, is a morally challenging read.