The Seventh Gate

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The Seventh Gate

By Richard Zimler

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590207130, 446pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2012

Description
It's Berlin, 1932. Sophie is a smart and sexually precocious fourteen-year-old coming of age during Hitler's rise to power. Forced to lead a double life when her father and boyfriend become Nazi collaborators, she reserves her dreams of becoming an actress for her beloved elderly neighbor, Isaac Zarco, and his friends, most of whom are Jews working against the government in a secret group called the Ring. When a member is sent to Dachau, she realizes there must be a Nazi traitor in the group. But who? Through successive mysteries, reversals, and surprises --and a race against time --The Seventh Gate builds to a shattering end. In its chilling but sensuous evocation of the time and place, Richard Zimler's novel is a love story and a tale of ferocious heroism.


About the Author
Richard Zimler was born in New York and studied journalism at Stanford University. He has published eight novels over the last fifteen years, including the famous "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon." He has won numerous prizes for his work, and is a contributor to the "Los Angeles Times Book Review." Visit zimler.com.