Anna Funder: All That I Am

Bearing witness

Jo Case

 

All That I Am
by Anna Funder
Hamish Hamilton, $29.95 pb, 384 pp, 9781926428338

 

The heroine of All That I Am reflects that an author’s published books ‘preserve the fossil imprint on the world of that particular soul at that particular time’. In her début novel – based on real characters and events – acclaimed non-fiction author Anna Funder (Stasiland, 2003) has preserved the imprint of a particular group of souls at a vitally important historical moment. A beautifully executed blend of historical fiction and psychological thriller, it follows the lives of a London-based network of activist refugees from Hitler’s Germany.

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Published in October 2011 no. 335

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