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The Resource The German doctor, Lucía Puenzo ; translated by David William Foster

The German doctor, Lucía Puenzo ; translated by David William Foster

Label
The German doctor
Title
The German doctor
Statement of responsibility
Lucía Puenzo ; translated by David William Foster
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Now a major motion picture, this is a story of obsession, loyalty, and control as one man with dark intentions charms his way into the lives of an innocent, unsuspecting family, based on the true exile of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele to South America Patagonia, 1960. Jose is on the run. Having fled from his homeland of Germany, he has come to South America to continue his work as a doctor seeking to manipulate genes to create the perfect human race. In the small village of Chacharramendi he meets Lilith, a child he first notices from the balcony of his motel who instantly fascinates yet repulses him. Lilith has a growth defect, and the disproportionate size of her features represents all that Jose is trying to exterminate from humankind. Yet, even more intriguing is the fact that her siblings are perfect examples of the Aryan race: tall, strongly built, and fair. The anomaly of Lilith's existence enthralls Jose and when he discovers Lilith's mother is pregnant, the temptation to involve himself in their lives and even interfere with the pregnancy is too much for him to pass up. A cold, calculating, but eerily charming man, Jose befriends Lilith and manipulates his way into the family. And so begins a dark relationship between the doctor and the little girl, a kind of love that cannot end well. For Jose is actually Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, infamous for performing human experiments at Auschwitz, and sooner or later his past is going to catch up with him
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Puenzo, Lucía
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.426.U36
LC item number
W3513 2014
Literary form
novels
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Foster, David William
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  • Mengele, Josef
  • Chacharramendi (Argentina)
Label
The German doctor, Lucía Puenzo ; translated by David William Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Film tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781843915430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn880197853
  • (OCoLC)880197853
Label
The German doctor, Lucía Puenzo ; translated by David William Foster
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • Film tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781843915430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn880197853
  • (OCoLC)880197853

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