Monday, December 04, 2006

The Rebels summary

"It is the summer of 1918. As graduation approaches at a boys’ academy in provincial Hungary, the senior class finds itself in a ghost town. Fathers, uncles, older brothers—all have been called to the front. Surrounded only by old men, mothers, aunts, and sisters, the boys are keenly aware that graduation will propel them into the army and imminently toward likely death on the battlefield. In the final weeks of the academic year, four of these young men—and the war-wounded older brother of one of them—are drawn tightly together, sensing in one another a mutual alienation from their bleak, death-mapped future. Soon they are acting out their frustrations and fears in a series of increasingly serious, strange, and subversive games and petty thefts. But when they attract the attention of a stranger in town—an actor with a traveling theater company—their games, and their lives, begin to move in a direction they could not have predicted and cannot control."

Still no cover image, but sounds great!

1 Comments:

Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

I can't wait for it. If it's anything like his last 2 books, then it will certainly be great. After having read Embers, I read it again a year later and found it all the more rich the 2nd time. It's a book that I always find myself thinking about, and it had far more influence upon me than I thought it ever would upon first read.

12/08/2006 4:51 PM  

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