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Carry Me

(2016)
A novel by

 
A devastating novel of war, love, and escape from the award-winning author of "The Law of Dreams" and "The O Briens" During childhood summers on the sunstruck Isle of Wight in the years before the First World War, Billy is entranced by Karin, the elusive daughter of a German-Jewish industrialist. Reunited on a Frankfurt estate in that war s hungry aftermath, Karin and Billy become fascinated with tribal rituals found in the Wild West stories of Karl May, whose Winnetou tales are among the most popular books published in Germany. Coming of age in Frankfurt and Berlin, Karin and Billy share a passion for speed, jazz, and nightclubs. They also share a fantasy of escape from darkening Germany, from history to El Llano Estacado, the high plains of Texas and New Mexico, vividly reimagined in May s fiction. Intriguing characters braid this intricate and harrowing story together, from golden Edwardian summers to London under Zeppelin attack, Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence, and Germany collapsing into the Hitler era. As a society loses its civic and moral bearings, a childhood friendship deepens into a love affair with extraordinarily high stakes. Brilliantly conceived and elegantly written, "Carry Me "is an epic for grown-ups, an unusual love story, and a lucid meditation on Europe s violent twentieth century."

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Carry Me: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-101-87049-4 / 978-1-101-87049-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2016 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Carry Me
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-77089-999-5 / 978-1-77089-999-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Carry Me
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-4870-0229-7 / 978-1-4870-0229-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Carry Me: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-101-91089-5 / 978-1-101-91089-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Carry Me
Author(s): Peter Behrens
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Carry Me: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Behrens
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Carry Me
Author(s): Peter Behrens
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


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