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Punishments

Punishments by Francis King
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Michael, an attractive young medical student, is eager for experience as he travels to the German University town where he and his English friends will stay in the homes of local undergraduates with whom they will debate, attend lectures and seminars, picnic and swim in the hot summer of 1948.

He is prepared for the desolate landscape, even for the hunger of the people. His own memories of the bombing of London and Coventry; Hitler; the concentration camps are still close at hand. But does the cheerful friendliness of their welcome mask any antagonism? How do the Germans cope with their guilt - if they feel any guilt? How do they suppress their memories of horror? Are the British too crass and patronizing?

As Michael struggles to understand what is going on beneath the surface – and to understand why he is at once attracted to and repelled by the good-looking Jurgen – he comes to realize these few weeks are an experience which will mark him for life.

Francis King, whose 'writing is always accomplished and elegant', (A. S. Byatt) displays those qualities with characteristic aplomb in this subtle, intelligent novel of distinction.

Pan Macmillan UK; February 2016
184 pages; ISBN 9781743546819
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Title: Punishments
Author: Francis King
 
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