Caging Skies

Caging Skies

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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The inspiration for JOJO RABBIT, winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, by director Taika Waititi, and nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.+<

An avid member of the Hitler Youth in 1940s Vienna, Johannes Betzler discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl named Elsa behind a false wall in their home. His initial horror turns to interest--then love and obsession. After his parents disappear, Johannes is the only one aware of Elsa's existence in the house and he alone is responsible for her fate. Drawing strength from his daydreams about Hitler, Johannes plans for the end of the war and what it might mean for him and Elsa.

The inspiration for the major film Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi, Caging Skies , sold in over twenty countries, is a work of rare power; a stylistic and storytelling triumph. Startling, blackly comic, and written in Christine Leunens's gorgeous, muscular prose, this novel, her U.S. debut, is singular and unforgettable.

Publisher: New York : the Overlook Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9781683356929
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Oct 16, 2020

Snap judgement, based on having just completed this novel: I feel like I am missing something here. It's an interesting story. The writing is solid. It's thought-provoking. However, the novel pales in comparison to the movie ("Jojo Rabbit", inspired by this novel). My advice, I guess: read the novel FIRST if you're really interested, then watch the movie if you'd like a different take on the whole premise. I thought the movie was wonderful, even if it's imperfect.

lotuslori_8 Aug 29, 2020

If you’re a fan of the film JoJo Rabbit you’ll be very disappointed with this book. Johannes is not the same sweet, endearing little boy in the movie.

Dec 12, 2019

This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read, don’t waste your time. The author tries to make you feel sorry for a Nazi who keeps a Jew captive and seriously abuses her under the guise of keeping her safe. It is really icky.

Sep 08, 2019

This book is the basis for the movie JoJo Rabbit


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