Fatherland by Robert Harris
A Novel

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...Fatherland continues to attract readers who weren't even born when it was first published.
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Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb.

As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth -- a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.


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About Robert Harris

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Robert Harris is the author of Pompeii, Enigma, and Fatherland. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Random House. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by Robert Harris on Apr 13 2012

...Fatherland continues to attract readers who weren't even born when it was first published.

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Reviewed by John Mullan on Apr 06 2012

Historical fiction reanimates what we think we already know, but the real subject of Harris's novel is forgetting things.

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Reviewed by John Mullan on Mar 30 2012

Robert Harris's Fatherland is not the first work of fiction to imagine the Germans as victors in the second world war...But it is singular in the rigour with which it imagines an alternative history.

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