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The Welsh Girl


Peter Ho Davies
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Set in the stunning landscape of North Wales just after D-Day, Peter Ho Davies’s profoundly moving first novel traces the intersection of disparate lives in wartime. When a POW camp is established near her village, seventeen-year-old barmaid Esther Evans finds herself strangely drawn to the camp and its forlorn captives. She is exploring the camp boundary when the astonishing occurs: Karsten, a young German corporal, calls out to her from behind the fence. From that moment on, the two foster a secret relationship that will ultimately put them both at risk. Meanwhile, another foreigner, the German-Jewish interrogator Rotherham, travels to Wales to investigate Britain's most notorious Nazi prisoner, Rudolf Hess. In this richly drawn and thought-provoking work, all will come to question where they belong and where their loyalties lie.

All recent publications by Peter Ho Davies

  • The Welsh Girl

All publications by Peter Ho Davies

"The Fortunes: a novel" (2016); "The Welsh Girl: a novel" (2007); "Equal Love: Stories" (2000); "The Ugliest House in the World: Stories" (1997); Short stories, essays and reviews in Harpers, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Granta, Ploughshares, Story, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post among others. Anthologized in Best American Short Stories 1995, 1996, 2001 and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards 1998.

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