Fic­tion

The Inter­preter

May 12, 2020

In the heat of wartime, Mani­la, a 23-year-old Amer­i­can GI Kurt Berlin is recruit­ed by the OSS to return to Europe to aid in the inter­ro­ga­tion of cap­tured Nazis. A refugee from the Nazis him­self, Berlin dis­cov­ers the Nazi he’s inter­pret­ing is respon­si­ble for much of the tor­ment and mis­ery he endured dur­ing his escape. And that very same Nazi may hold the key to find­ing the girl he left behind. Will the grav­i­ta­tion­al pull of revenge dis­lodge his moral com­pass? From the ter­ror of pre-war Vien­na to the chaos of occu­pied Brus­sels, through Kurt’s flight with his fam­i­ly through Nazi-occu­pied France, to the destruc­tion of post-war Europe, The Inter­preter fol­lows Kurt’s sur­re­al escape and return. How much can a young mind absorb before it explodes?