The Kaiser's Last Kiss

The Kaiser's Last Kiss

A Novel

Book - 2017
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It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser's staff is replaced by SS guards, led by young and recently commissioned SS officer Martin Krebbs. Assigned to guard the Kaiser and to probe his attitudes toward the Third Reich, Krebbs rapidly insinuates himself into the royal household. Yet he soon finds himself drawn to the formidable old man, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper. While they agree on the rightfulness of German expansion, they disagree on the horrors that accompany it. Then Krebbs becomes attracted to Akki, a Jewish maid in the house, and begins to question his belief in Nazism. As the threads of history conspire with the recklessness of the heart, the Kaiser, Krebbs, and the mysterious Akki find themselves increasingly conflicted and gravely at risk...
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017
ISBN: 9781501144097
Branch Call Number: Fiction Jud
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 21 cm


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