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In The Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove

Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel “In The Presence of Mine Enemies’’

In the presence of my enemies is the most fascinating and interesting novel written by Harry Turtledove. Harry turtle dove got the victory in this novel which justifies his break from writing the series of the American Empire and Great Wars. This normal cliched novel is the masterpiece of this great author, where he presents the scenarios where the Germans won world war II and began to dominate everything.

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Author:                Harry Turtledove

Genre: Science Fiction/ Dystopian Fiction/ Action Fiction

Pages: 464

Goodreads Rating:  3.82/5            

My Rating: 7 out of 10 

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Synopsis and Summary of the Dystopian Novel ‘’ In The Presence Of Mine Enemies’’

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Synopsis and Summary of the Dystopian Novel ‘’ In The Presence Of Mine Enemies’’

The story revolves around an alternate timeline when the Japanese and Germans won the war. Moreover, the third Reich of German starts to thrive after world war II victory by keeping most of North America and Europe under its heels. However, in the Nazi regime, some of the secret lives were leading their lives. Moreover, the Jews were fighting for their lives under an ideal Aryan façade. They are secretly raising their family and fearing from the discovery.In this regard, Turtledove did an excellent job of telling the story of this family and depicting the whole political scenarios in Germany. Among all such momentous events besides personal problems and normal affairs.

All in all, the story revolves around Heinrich Gimpel along with the small group of Jews who survived. The events occur in the last days of the Soviet Union’s parallels with the backdrop. The story began when Wehrmacht officer of Heinrichs Gimpel discloses to his 10-year-old daughter, Alicia that she belongs to the Jewish family, who has been serving in the community by hiding their identity. Being obliged she must hide this secret from everyone. Meanwhile, Henry finds himself caught in the serious flirtation with his co-worker’s wife Erika. When he resists Erika accused him of being with the Jews. But soon under the guilt, she confessed that she lied, unaware of the fact that he is Jewish.

After the Death of the current Further, Kurt Waldheim, some of the Jews family were captured. At the end of the novel, the delivers most of the pro-reform to Reichstag along with the Stolle produces a mandate primarily for the independence of the Bohemia protectorate and the Moravia in the referendum of the concurrent. Other than that, the Gimpel and his wife gather to tell their 10-year-old daughter that they are the Jews.

Final Thoughts on the Dystopian Novel ‘’ In The presence of mine enemies’’

Harry Turtledove has undoubtedly expressed the story very well. The characters are well put together and this is the masterpiece that was presented by the world’s topmost author depicting the idea of the minorities of that time. I have rated it 7 out of 10 for the excellent plot. Will I read this novel again? Yes, but after a decade maybe.

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