HHhH - Laurent Binet and Sam Taylor

HHhH (Picador, $16,) by Laurent Binet, tells the true story of two heroic Czech patriots, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, who parachuted behind enemy lines to assassinate Nazi, Reinhard Heydrich, the Butcher of Prague.  The title refers to the epithet ascribed to Heydrich: Himmler’s Hirn heist Heydrich, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich.”  Part historical fiction and part creative meta-fiction, Binet’s novel features a narrator who muses upon the nature of historical novels and the impossibility of objectivity. When he finally nears the end of his story, he finds ways to extend the telling so as not to lose contact with his fearless heroes—a narrative ploy that may sound odd, but one that really works.  HHhH is smart, playful, and engrossing.
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By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781250033345
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Published: Picador - July 23rd, 2013