Set in Upper Bavaria, the Deep South of America and Australia, Death Is the Cool Night traces fifty years of the life of the main character, Otto Mehring, embracing family history, political turmoil, love, and much else.
Superbly told with an eye for fine detail.
They were schoolfriends in a small Bavarian town, but during the early 1930s their lives took on different paths.
Like many books about German people of that time this is a story with a past. Is it also a story with a future?