Francoise Heinemann is a woman who has been traumatised by the brutalities she experienced in a concentration camp. She has tried many treatments to recover her health and is finally driven to psychoanalysis. Shown a list of possible analysts she sees a German name Eugene Adler and conceives the idea of retribution. In analysis with him she will force him to undergo the horrors she suffered. As her health improves Eugene's mental state deteriorates. He returns to Berlin to find out the truth about his father, little guessing what the consequences will be. This is a powerful novel exploring in depth two interlocked persons and psyches.
Used availability for Vincent Brome's Retribution
August 2001 : UK Paperback