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The Collaborators 

The Collaborators (1987)
A novel by Reginald Hill

 
Publisher's Weekly
First published in England in 1987, this novel departs from Hill's usual mystery oeuvre ( Ruling Passion ). With thoughtfulness and insight that call to mind le Carre, Hill reconsiders an aspect of the German occupation of France during WW II that many Frenchmen would prefer to forget--the collaboration. Set primarily in Paris, the novel follows the lives of Jean-Paul and Janine Simonian, he a Jew, she a boulanger 's daughter married against her parents' wishes. Upon his release from a military hospital after France's humiliating defeat in 1940, Jean-Paul joins the Resistance. For her part, Janine worries--about her two children and the husband who has become emotionally so dark and distant. Gunther Mai, an otherwise kindly German officer in the Abwehr , befriends Janine and uses her as a source of information on her husband's activities--a relationship that works well until he falls in love with her. What Hill portrays so successfully is the conflict between social and personal responsibility. Through a wonderful range of secondary characters, he skillfully characterizes the collaborator in his various guises--from the self-serving black marketeer to the loving mother and wife. Best of all, Hill captures the collapse of morality in occupied France.



 
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Hardback Editions

1989 : Hardback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007290071 / 9780007290079 (UK edition)
Publisher: Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press
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August 2005 : Hardback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007212054 / 9780007212057 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 1989 : Hardback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0881501387 / 9780881501384 (USA edition)
Publisher: Countryman Pr
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November 1988 : Hardback
Title: The Collaborators (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0708984886 / 9780708984888 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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January 1987 : Hardback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0002230704 / 9780002230704 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007334788 / 9780007334780 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2005 : Paperback
Title: Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007212062 / 9780007212064 (UK edition)
Publisher: Uk General Books
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May 1989 : Paperback
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0586204539 / 9780586204535 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

October 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0753136473 / 9780753136478 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio
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October 2006 : Audio CD
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0753126192 / 9780753126196 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: The Collaborators
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: B002S5NOYY
Publisher: HarperCollins
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