The Seventh Gate
By the author of the critically acclaimedinternational hits The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon and TheWarsaw Anagrams, this novel proves Richard Zimler’s mastery of the “rivetingliterary murder mystery” (Independent on Sunday).
Berlin, 1932. Sophie isa smart and sexually precocious fourteen-year-old coming of age during Hitler’srise to power. Forced to lead a double life when her father and boyfriendbecome Nazi collaborators, she reserves her dreams of becoming an actress forher beloved elderly neighbor, Isaac Zarco, and his friends, most of whom areJews working against the government in a secret group called the Ring. When amember is sent to Dachau, she realizes there must be a Nazi traitor in thegroup—but who?
Through successive mysteries, reversals, surprises, and arace against time, The Seventh Gatebuilds to a shattering end. In its chilling but sensuous evocation of the timeand place, Richard Zimler’s novel is at once a love story and a tragedy—and atale of ferocious heroism.
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