The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter
Siberia's story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies and unmarked graves. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood.
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism that illuminates the horrors as well as the fascination of total First World War, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. It provides an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for 4 long years.