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Short Synopsis
Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later, Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by unwritten rules and mutual loyalty.

Full Synopsis
Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II. Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner’s story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground bars and makeshift hostels, struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life, and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society.

"The characters are engaging, and multidimensional." ---The Wall Street Journal

"[Haffner] has the eye of a documentarian and a keen interest in particulas…" ---The New York Times

Blood Brothers

Author Ernst Haffner, Michael Hofmann

Narrated by Michael Page

Publication date May 19, 2015

Running time 5 hrs 20 min

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