Hardback To die in Spring / Ralf Rothmann ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781509812851 (hbk.) :
Translated from the German.
Walter Urban and Friedich 'Fiete' Caroli work side by side as hands on a dairy farm in northern Germany. By 1945, it seems the War's worst atrocities are over. When they are forced to 'volunteer' for the SS, they find themselves embroiled in a conflict which is drawing to a desperate, bloody close. Walter is put to work as a driver for a supply unit of the Waffen-SS, while Fiete is sent to the front. When the senseless bloodshed leads Fiete to desert, only to be captured and sentenced to death, the friends are reunited under catastrophic circumstances.
Original title: Im Frühling sterben. English
210 pages ; 23 cm