In East Prussia, January 1945, the German forces are in retreat and the crimson military is forthcoming. The von Globig family's manor residence, the Georgenhof, is falling into disrepair. Auntie runs the property as top she will be able to in view that Eberhard von Globig, a different officer within the German military, went to struggle, abandoning his appealing yet imprecise spouse, Katharina, and her bookish twelve-year-old son, Peter. because the highway fills with Germans fleeing the occupied territories, the Georgenhof starts off to obtain unusual visitors--a Nazi violinist, a dissident painter, a Baltic baron, even a Jewish refugee. but frequently, existence maintains as banal, wondrous, and complicit as ever for the kin, till their warning, their hedged bets, and their denial are spoke back through the totally anticipated occasions they have not allowed themselves to imagine.
All for Nothing, released in 2006, was once the final novel via Walter Kempowski, one in all postwar Germany's so much acclaimed and well known writers.
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