History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front.
With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many routes are closed, and so much money is needed. Then one night in Lisbon, as a poor young refugee gazes hungrily at a boat bound for America, a stranger approaches him with two tickets and a story to tell.
It is a harrowing tale of bravery and butchery, daring and death, in which the price of love is beyond measure, and the legacy of evil is infinite. As the refugee listens spellbound to the desperate teller, in a matter of hours, the two form a unique and unshakable bond - one that will last all their lives.
"The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure." (The New York Times Book Review)
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A heartwrenching nailbiter WW2 perspective!
This is a bold but apt title...read it and you will see how little we understand when we are forced to survive on the run with little to eat, crossing borders, robbery or pointed out or shunned by your own fellow runners. ,foreign language and customs lack of a safe place to sleep and worry about family and friends. He wrestles with the fear of losing his mind and dying without anyone to understand. that the name he uses now is not his own name anymore. He mainly visits refugee hangouts at NIGHT to hear news from others like himself in an effort to stay safe. LISBON is where a boat to America sits... One night as he visits the docks, as he peeks out of the shadows he sees a man...they go through their own rituals of confirmation because it is a perilous risky business. He eventually meets another man at a Café...this is where the story begins for both of these men - the Reich man, and the Runner.
I am riveted by the Narrator as he grabs my attention and pulled me in...
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