A captivating and
atmospheric historical novel about a young girl in Nazi Germany, a
psychoanalyst in fin-de-siècle Vienna, and the powerful mystery that links them
Gretel and the Dark explores good and evil, hope and
despair, showing how the primal thrills and horrors of the stories we learn as
children can illuminate the darkest moments in history, in two rich,
intertwining narratives that come together to form one exhilarating,
In 1899 Vienna, celebrated psychoanalyst Josef Breuer is
about to encounter his strangest case yet: a mysterious, beautiful woman who
claims to have no name, no feelings—to be, in fact, a machine. Intrigued, he
tries to fathom the roots of her disturbance.
Years later, in Nazi-controlled Germany, Krysta plays alone
while her papa works in the menacingly strange infirmary next door. Young,
innocent, and fiercely stubborn, she retreats into a world of fairy tales,
unable to see the danger closing in around her. When everything changes and the
real world becomes as frightening as any of her stories, Krysta finds that her
imagination holds powers beyond what she could ever have guessed.
Rich, compelling, and propulsively building to a dizzying
final twist, Gretel and the Dark is a testament to the lifesaving power
of the imagination and a mesmerizingly original story of redemption. Download and start listening now!