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  • Published: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241367667
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99
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Annelies

A Novel of Anne Frank




From the author of City of Women, a riveting new novel that asks the question, what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?

In this unforgettable novel, David Gillham imagines Anne's life if she had survived the horrors of the Holocaust. It is 1945, and Anne Frank is sixteen years old. Having survived the concentration camps but lost her mother and sister, she reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But Anne is adrift, haunted by the ghost of her sister, Margot, and the atrocities they experienced. Her beloved diary is gone, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem distant and pointless now. As Anne struggles to build a new life herself, she grapples with overwhelming grief, heartbreak, and ultimately forgiveness. In this masterful story of trauma and redemption, David Gillham explores with breath-taking empathy the woman - and the writer - Anne Frank might have become.

  • Published: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241367667
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

David Gillham

David Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women. He trained as a writer at the University of Southern California. After relocating to New York, he worked in the book industry, and now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.

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Praise for Annelies

In this haunting what-if, David Gillham asks us to reflect on the quandary of how one learns-in the unimaginable wake of the Holocaust-to live again, shedding a powerful, human light on the tragedy of lost potential

Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones

I can't wait for Gillham's next novel - play it again, Sam

Stephen King

In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings war-torn Berlin to life and reveals the extraordinary mettle of women tested to their limits and beyond. Powerful and piercingly real. You won't soon forget these characters

Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, on City of Women

David Gillham's excellent new novel is built on one of the most extraordinary and faithful recreations of a time in history - Berlin in World War II - that I've ever read

Alan Furst, on City of Women

Gillham's beautifully crafted novel is a respectful tribute to the creative and passionate writer who died so young. Highly recommended

Library Journal Starred Review

An original, intriguing novel

Sunday Times

Gillham strikes a deft balance between describing the life of an ordinary teenager - going to the cinema, arguing with adults - and the more difficult task of imagining one living with the legacies of extreme trauma

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