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The Stench: A Story about History’s Inescapable Effect on Personal Relationships


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The Stench
a Pushcart Prize story
Written by Jillian Becker
The Stench a Pushcart Prize story Written by Jillian Becker

After its publication first in South Africa and then in America, The Stench was awarded a Pushcart Prize. It has been praised as beautifully written, marvelously evocative, multi-layered, deep and thought-provoking.

Jillian Becker, the author of the world-renowned “Hitler’s Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang”, is also a writer of fiction. Here she tells a story set in Heidelberg, Germany, during and immediately after World War Two, and twenty years later in South Africa during the apartheid years.

Why would African villagers boil a horse? Konrad Reitzger, who learnt to steel himself against horrors as a soldier of the Third Reich and prisoner of war, is determined to solve the mystery. The village headman, whom Reitzger likes and respects, gives only an implausible and taunting explanation, which annuls the friendship between them. It is through recollections of his father whom he despised - a chemist who worked on the production of the gas used by the Nazis in the extermination camps - that Reitzger finds the answer, and is profoundly disturbed by its implications.  

After its publication first in South Africa and then in America, The Stench was awarded a Pushcart Prize. It has been praised as beautifully written, marvelously evocative, multi-layered, deep and thought-provoking.

Find The Stench at the Frankfurt Book Fair which will be held on October 14-18, 2015, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair Ground in Frankfurt am Maine.
 
 
 

The Stench
a Pushcart Prize story
Written by Jillian Becker
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About the Author

Jillian Becker is a world-renowned author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel, The Keep, is now a Penguin Modern Classic. Her study of the German Baader-Meinhof terrorist gang, Hitler’s Children, was a best-seller translated into many languages. In 1985 she became the Director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Terrorism. As an expert on the subject of terrorism, she contributed to television and radio current affairs programs in Britain, Germany, Canada, and the US. Her articles have been published in many newspapers and journals, including The Times (UK), the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The New Criterion, The Wall Street Journal (Europe), Commentary and Standpoint. She was born in South Africa, and moved to England in 1960. There she wrote her books, all of which were banned or embargoed in South Africa by the apartheid regime. In 2007 she moved to California where she inaugurated an on-line magazine of contemporary affairs, The Atheist Conservative
 


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