A Meal in Winter

A Meal in Winter

Hubert Mingarelli
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Author:  Hubert Mingarelli
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  144
Publisher:  Granta Books
Year:  2013
ISBN:  9781846275340

One morning, in the dead of winter, three German soldiers head out into the frozen Polish countryside. They have been charged by their commanders to track down and bring back for execution 'one of them' - a Jew. Having flushed out a young man hiding in the woods, they decide to rest in an abandoned house before continuing their journey back to the camp. As they prepare food, they are joined by a passing Pole whose virulent anti-Semitism adds tension to an already charged atmosphere. Before long, the group's sympathies begin to splinter as each man is forced to confront his own conscience as the moral implications of their murderous mission become clear.