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    The Deceptions
    The Deceptions
    Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, <i>The Deceptions</i> is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit.<br/><br/>Prague, 1943. Taken from her home in Prague, Hana Lederova finds herself imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt, where she is forced to endure appalling deprivation and the imminent threat of transportation to the east. When she attracts the attention of the Czech gendarme who becomes her guard, Hana reluctantly accepts his advances, hoping for the protection she so desperately needs. <br/><br/>Sydney, 2010. Manipulated into a liaison with her married boss, Tessa knows she needs to end it, but how? Tessa's grandmother, Irena, also has something to hide. Harkening back to the Second World War, hers is a carefully kept secret that, if revealed, would send shockwaves well beyond her own fractured family. <br/><br/>Inspired by a true story of wartime betrayal, <i>The Deceptions</i> is a searing, compassionate tale of love and duplicity-and family secrets better left buried.<br/><br/>'<i>The Deceptions</i> is a stunning example of the way fiction tells war better than any other form - I could taste its madness, its horror. Saw from the outside, its utter absurdity. For days after reading the novel I found myself wrestling with the price of betrayal, and the value of truth.' - Sofie Laguna, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award<br/><br/>'At what cost can a survivor of hell rebuild a seemingly normal life?<i> The Deceptions</i> is a gripping and tragic story for our times.' - Leah Kaminsky, author of <i>The Hollow Bones </i><br/><br/>'Impossible to put down. Leal is a master storyteller. Mesmerising, heartbreaking, honest-<i>The Deceptions</i> is ferociously good.' - Nikki Gemmell, author of <i>After</i><br/><br/>'Those who grew up in the shadow of the Second World War had Elie Wiesel's <i>Night </i>to define for them the enormity for the Holocaust. Those who were born later can now rely upon Suzanne Leal's brilliant and confronting novel <i>The Deceptions</i> to open their eyes to the true horrors of Nazism.' - Alan Gold, author of <i>Bloodline</i>
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    Book Author
    Suzanne Leal
    Genre Young Adult Fiction
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
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