Jane

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By Alex Capus, Simon Pare (Translator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781908323736
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Published: Haus Pub. - December 15th, 2014

Based loosely upon the highly imagined, quirky lives of 3 real people, this novel tracks their independent paths, each having passed through the rail station in Zurich on a day in November, 1924. Laura, beautiful and fluent in several languages, is executed for espionage in Italy by the Fascist government during World War II. Felix, a brilliant physicist obsessed with neutrons, is part of Oppenheimer's team developing the atomic bomb in Los Alamos. Emile, a master art forger, recreates artifacts and buildings from the Minoan Civilization. Each pays the price of expertise!