The Hollow Bones

Publisher details

The Hollow Bones
Author
Leah Kaminsky
Publisher
Penguin
Genres
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Released
28 April, 2020

Synopsis

Berlin, 1936. Ernst Sch fer, a young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission- to search for the origins of the Aryan race. Ernst has doubts initially, but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third Reich.While Ernst prepares for the trip, he marries Herta, his childhood sweetheart. But Herta, a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook of womanhood and marriage under the Reich, grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expedition.When Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938, they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homeland.A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambition.
Leah Kaminsky
About the author

Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning general physician and writer. She is also Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia and Online Editor at Hunger Mountain. She conceived and edited WRITER, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers, and is co-author of CRACKING THE CODE (Random House, 2015). Her first novel, THE WAITING ROOM, was published by Random House in 2015. She lives and works in Melbourne.

Books by Leah Kaminsky

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