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Rachel Seiffert

Autor(a) de The Dark Room

7+ Works 1,375 Membros 56 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Rachel Seiffert was born in England & now lives in Germany. This is her first novel. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Obras por Rachel Seiffert

The Dark Room (2001) 789 exemplares
A Boy in Winter (2017) 208 exemplares
Afterwards (2007) 206 exemplares
Field Study (2004) 89 exemplares
The Walk Home (2014) 59 exemplares
Lore (2013) 23 exemplares

Associated Works

The Seventh Cross (1942) — Introdução, algumas edições800 exemplares
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Furies: Stories of the wicked, wild and untamed (2023) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Last Letters: Prison Correspondence 1944-45 (2019) — Posfácio, algumas edições39 exemplares
Lore [2012 film] (2013) — Original novel — 18 exemplares
A Day in the Life (2003) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Bosom Buddies: Women's Stories about Friendship, Love, and Life (2003) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



El cuarto oscuro cuenta la historia de tres alemanes corrientes del siglo XX: la de Helmut, un joven fotógrafo que, en el Berlín de los años treinta, utiliza su oficio para expresar su fervor patriótico; la de Lore, una muchacha de doce años que en 1945 tiene que conducir a sus hermanos pequeños por toda Alemania después de que los aliados encarcelen a sus padres nazis; y, cincuenta años después, la de Micha, un joven profesor obsesionado por lo que su abuelo hizo durante la guerra, y que lucha por hacer frente al pasado de su familia y al de su país.… (mais)
Natt90 | 19 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2023 |
Set over three days in 1941 Ukraine, the author desribes a massacre of Jews, through a few plausible characters. There is the German engineer, sent out here long before, to create the infrastructure of roads and camps needed..even as he hates all his country stands for. Then a farm girl; her fiance has got away from the Russians and, pragmatically, joined the German police,. And lastly a pair of Jewish boys- as their parents obediently gather to be "resettled", 13 year old Yankel and his little brother, are making a bid to escape...
It works because the characters aren't solid baddies; the Germans are making tough choices too, in order to get through...
Sobering and evocative.
… (mais)
starbox | 11 outras críticas | Nov 14, 2020 |
This book is set in the Ukraine in November 1941, winter is approaching. The Russians have just withdrawn their troops after a 10 year occupation and the locals wonder what is in store as the Germans now move in.
The book is a slow burner and I initially struggled to engage with the characters. Pohl, a German engineer, has managed to avoid conscription to the army by volunteering to build roads strong enough to support the armature of war and in his mind to outlast a generation. Ephraim, a Jewish watchmaker,his wife and young daughter have been rounded up in the early hours by the SS, along with the other Jewish inhabitants. His 13 year old son, Yankel, has runaway during the night taking their youngest child with him. Yasia, daughter of a farmer has walked into town to sell farm produce not realising that there is a curfew in place while the SS round up the Jewish community. She also hopes to locate her fiance who has runaway from the Russian Army and joined the German forces to try and earn enough money to support his family. The story moves from one character to the next,
Then the narrative ramps up the tension as it becomes apparent what is to befall the Jewish community. This happens with real impact as some of our characters witness the atrocity. Yasia takes the boys under her wing to shelter them and they attempt to escape across the cold winter landscape to a place of safety.
The book makes you realise the horrific decisions ordinary citizens are forced to make in an effort to survive. After a slow start, this short novel became a satisfying read.
… (mais)
HelenBaker | 11 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2020 |
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Lior.Zylberman | 19 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2020 |



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