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Author Name:    MacLENNAN, Hugh

Title:   Voices in Time. First Edition in dustjacket, signed

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1980, 

Seller ID:   42507

MacLENNAN, Hugh. Voices in Time. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (6),[1]-313,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "In the year 2020 AD an old man looks back and remembers the desctructionof civilization in the 1980s and the events that presaged it. John Wellfle et recalls how those who survived the nuclear holocaust that devastated theworld's cities turned their backs on the knowledge that made such annihila tion possible. Books were burned and all records of the past destroyed as the survivors deliberately wiped out the past. But not all of the new peopleaccept this deliberate ignorance. With the recovery of two buried metal bo xes containing manuscripts, diaries, and other personal papers, the young Andre Gervais persuades John Wellfleet to use its content to unlock some part of the past for him and his friends. As he does so, Wellfleet is able to portray two lives that had touched his own closely: that of his older cousin, Timothy Wellfleet, whose career as a TV journalist had thrust him into the spotlight in Montreal at the time of the 1970 War MeasuresAct; andthat of his stepfather, Conrad Dehmel. It is the life of Conrad Dehmel which provides the chief thrust of the book. Just what it meant to be a 'good German'during the madness of the Hitler era, when all effective means of resistan ce were denied, is vividly demonstrated as the scholarly Dehmel struggles to pursue an honorable course and to save his Jewish fiancee and her family.As the net of anti-Semitism relentlessly tightens, he is aided by the lege ndary Head of German Intelligence, Admiral Canaris, whose love for Germany is exceeded only by his detestation of the Nazis who are plunging it into ruin." - from the dustjacket. Faint shelfwear, top edge a bit dusty, else vgin dj. Signed by MacLennan. 60.00


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