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Author Hettche, Thomas.

Title What we are made of / Thomas Hettche ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside.

Published London : Picador, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  833.914 HETTCHE    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Woraus Wir Gemacht Sind. English
Physical description 311 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "It is early September 2002 and Niklas Kalf, a German writer, is in New York for the first time. He has just published the biography of a Jewish-German physicist named Eugen Meerkaz, who emigrated to the USA in the late 1930s. Niklas is accompanied by his wife Liz, who is several months pregnant. The hot NY summer and the first anniversary of the World Trade Center catastrophe weigh heavily on the city." "On the morning of their third day there, Liz is kidnapped. In return for her release her anonymous captor demands information on secret experiments that Meerkaz supposedly conducted - information Niklas does not have. In desperation, he re-examines every document in his possession and comes up with one faint lead, a letter addressed to Meerkaz's widow Elsa by a German soldier and postmarked in Marfa, TX." "Niklas embarks on an unpredictable journey to this reclusive part of Texas, where he discovers secret links to an occultist group. Fearless, the young writer digs deeper and deeper, but nothing can prepare him for what he is going to find and the real identity of his enemies - who know no mercy ..."--BOOK JACKET.
Language notes Translated from the German.
Subject Authors, German -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Biographical sources -- Fiction.
Authors' spouses -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Jewish scientists -- Fiction.
Negotiation -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9780330452083 (paperback)
0330452088 (paperback)
9780330452076 (hbk.)
033045207X (hbk.)