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A harrowing reminder of the 'unrelenting' nature of living in a totalitarian state.
24 August 2016
'Unrelenting' is the first instalment of a tale of resistance based on the fate of the author's grandparents at the hands of the Nazis. It tells the story of a scientist and the girl he falls in love with, and whose shared opposition to Hitler places them both in gathering peril. Marion Kummerow superbly articulates this 'unrelenting' aura of menace as she charts both their deepening love affair and the way Nazi ideology and increasing permeated and controlled every nook and cranny of ordinary German life.
Whilst I guess the real action will be found in the next instalment, 'Unrelenting' will powerfully set the scene for this. It will meanwhile challenge its readers to ask how they would respond to such a dystopian, totalitarian nightmare. Will you knuckle down and conform? Or stand up and defy, and thereby risk the consequences? As such, the author subtlely, yet expertly slots you into the shoes of those millions of ordinary Germans who also had to confront that dilemma.