The Orphanage by Hubert Fichte
(Masks)

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The first part of a trilogy whose latter volumes are currently being translated, this novel by the German writer Hubert Fichte is set during World War II in Germany, where a boy placed in a Catholic orphanage must make sense of the incomprehensible and inclement world outside.
 

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Published July 1, 1990 by Serpent's Tail. 176 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Detlev's father is dead, and his mother is having a difficult time keeping an apartment in Germany in 1942--no one wants a single mother and child as tenants. So Detlev is placed in a Catholic orphana

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