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Am Seil

Roped Together

Published by Diogenes as Am Seil
English Title: Roped Together

Based on true events, this is a story of intelligent resistance and civic courage in times of inhumanity, then and now.

Award-winning author Erich Hackl draws a vivid picture of Second World War Vienna – and of the fate of people leaving the city, to start new lives in Iran, Australia, China and other places.

How the taciturn Vienna craftsman and passionate mountaineer Reinhold Duschka came to save two Jewish lives during the Nazi reign of terror. How he managed to hide Regina Steinig and her daughter Lucia in his workshop over four years. How the three of them, tied by an invisible rope, survived thanks to good fortune and mutual trust. What happened afterwards. This meticulously researched story develops an incredible undertow, while affecting the reader deeply.

Featured in New Books in German.


General Fiction
128 pages
2018

978-3-257-07032-3

World rights are handled by Diogenes
except Spanish rights

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»Even if Roped Together recounts the most terrible things, the book possesses a hopeful radiance.«

ORF TV, Vienna

»[. . .] a story of displacement and survival which explores the bonds of friendship and family. [. . .] The work not only paints a vivid picture of the hardships forced upon people by war and separation, but also depicts the ravelling and unravelling of relationships as a fact of life in times of peace and freedom.«

New Books in German, London

»Even if Roped Together recounts the most terrible things, the book possesses a hopeful radiance.«

ORF TV, Vienna

»[. . .] a story of displacement and survival which explores the bonds of friendship and family. [. . .] The work not only paints a vivid picture of the hardships forced upon people by war and separation, but also depicts the ravelling and unravelling of relationships as a fact of life in times of peace and freedom.«

New Books in German, London
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