'The Undertaking' is the debut novel from Irish writer Audrey Magee. Set during World War 2, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier marries Katharina Spinell, a woman he has never met. As a result of this marriage, he is promised honeymoon leave....a reprieve from life on the front and she is promised a pension in the event that he dies. In Berlin, Peter meets his new wife and gradually an attraction develops between them. But as the war continues, they find themselves carrying their own share of war guilt and struggle to hold on to their dreams of normality and family.
The reader is Kelly Campbell.
‘The Undertaking’ is published by Atlantic Books.
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