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Carry Me

Peter Behrens

The award-winning author of The O'Briens and The Law of Dreams now gives us a devastating novel of love and family set in the violent years between 1914 and 1938 as Europe staggers between two world wars. Our narrator is Billy: born to a German father and Irish mother on the Isle of Wight summer estate of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner. This is the story of Billy and the baron's entrancing daughter, Karin, and the dangerous paths they travel as their childhood attachment deepens to a complex love overshadowed by the rise of the Nazis. Their story takes us from a golden Edwardian summer on the Isle of Wight to London under Zeppelin attack to Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence and at last to Germany in the darkening Weimar period, where Billy and Karin come of age in a country wounded by war and seething with hatreds. On Baron von Weinbrenner's stud farm outside Frankfurt, they share a passion for racehorses and for the Wild West novels of Karl May, whose dream of escape to El Llano Estacado, a richly imagined New Mexico landscape, becomes a powerful beacon of freedom as Germany marches toward Hitler, war, and the Holocaust. Richly imagined, deeply researched, and profoundly moving, Carry Me is a love story, a historical epic, and a powerful meditation on the violence of Europe's 20th century.

The award-winning author of The O'Briens and The Law of Dreams now gives us a devastating novel of love and family set in the violent years between 1914 and 1938 as Europe staggers between two world wars. Our narrator is Billy: born to a German father and Irish mother on the Isle of Wight summer estate of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner. This is the story of Billy and the baron's entrancing daughter, Karin, and the dangerous paths they travel as their childhood attachment deepens to a complex love overshadowed by the rise of the Nazis. Their story takes us from a golden Edwardian summer on the Isle of Wight to London under Zeppelin attack to Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence and at last to Germany in the darkening Weimar period, where Billy and Karin come of age in a country wounded by war and seething with hatreds. On Baron von Weinbrenner's stud farm outside Frankfurt, they share a passion for racehorses and for the Wild West novels of Karl May, whose dream of escape to El Llano Estacado, a richly imagined New Mexico landscape, becomes a powerful beacon of freedom as Germany marches toward Hitler, war, and the Holocaust. Richly imagined, deeply researched, and profoundly moving, Carry Me is a love story, a historical epic, and a powerful meditation on the violence of Europe's 20th century.
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The award-winning author of The O'Briens and The Law of Dreams now gives us a devastating novel of love and family set in the violent years between 1914 and 1938 as Europe staggers between two world wars. Our narrator is Billy: born to a German father and Irish mother on the Isle of Wight summer estate of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner. This is the story of Billy and the baron's entrancing daughter, Karin, and the dangerous paths they travel as their childhood attachment deepens to a complex love overshadowed by the rise of the Nazis. Their story takes us from a golden Edwardian summer on the Isle of Wight to London under Zeppelin attack to Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence and at last to Germany in the darkening Weimar period, where Billy and Karin come of age in a country wounded by war and seething with hatreds. On Baron von Weinbrenner's stud farm outside Frankfurt, they share a passion for racehorses and for the Wild West novels of Karl May, whose dream of escape to El Llano Estacado, a richly imagined New Mexico landscape, becomes a powerful beacon of freedom as Germany marches toward Hitler, war, and the Holocaust. Richly imagined, deeply researched, and profoundly moving, Carry Me is a love story, a historical epic, and a powerful meditation on the violence of Europe's 20th century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

14h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

56:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

48:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

56:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

49:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

43:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

40:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

38:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:25