In 1929, at a youth summit in the Weimar Republic, a group of young Americans meet on a remote mountaintop. Their shifting alliances, rivalries and sexual intrigues foreshadow the turmoil and violence that will soon engulf Europe.
Fifteen years later, these men and women are suddenly reunited as one of them discovers an incendiary document from Heinrich Himmler, offering proof of Hitler’s Final Solution. A journey from the confusions of youth into the chaos of war, Another Green World reaches from the last shimmering summer before the Great Depression into the darkest precincts of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Richard Grant was born in Norfolk in 1952, attended the University of Virginia, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He lives in Rockport, Maine, where he has been a contributing editor of Down East magazine, chaired the literature panel of the Maine Arts Commission, and won a New England Journalism Award for his column in the Camden Herald.
Praise for Another Green World…
"A World War II thriller ˆ la The Guns of Navarone. . . . Another Green World ponders the specter, perhaps only imagined, of a golden age lost." —Los Angeles Times Book Review"Eloquent and erudite. . . . A challenging novel whose take on World War II is closer to the surreal dystopia of Thomas Pynchon than to the patriotic valor of Herman Wouk." —The Washington Post Book World“An engaging and illuminating read. . . . Mingling German myth and literature with its story line, Richard Grant's Another Green World at times makes you feel that its characters are operating in some menacing Grimm's fairyland." —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“I read Another Green World with both wonder and awe. Its scope and sweep are breathtaking, its understanding of human nature both mysterious and profound, its heart and empathy exhilarating." —Richard Russo