Spark of Life: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque

By Erich Maria Remarque

In Spark of lifestyles, a strong vintage from the popular writer of All Quiet at the Western entrance, one man’s dream of freedom evokes a valiant resistance opposed to the Nazi conflict machine.

For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German focus camp, persevering within the so much hellish stipulations. Deathly vulnerable, he nonetheless has his wits approximately him and he senses that the top of the conflict is close to. If he and the opposite residing corpses in his barracks can carry on for liberation—or strength their own—then their pain do not have been in vain.

Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the phobia. yet their expectancies are jaded and their defenses are down. it truly is attainable that the brave but extraordinarily vulnerable prisoners have barely enough left in them to withstand. And in the event that they die combating, they're going to die all alone phrases, dishonest the Nazis out in their devil’s contract.

“The international has a very good author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of definitely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, enterprise, and sure.”—The manhattan instances publication assessment

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