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The Feet Say Run

In his waning years, Hans Jaeger finds himself stranded on a

desert island—the last island not mapped by modern GPS —

with a small band of survivors.

“What is my particular crime?” he asks. “Why have I been

chosen for this fate?”

And so he begins the chronicle of his long life. He tells the tale

of his life in Nazi Germany, the Jewish girl he loved, and his

years fighting with the Wehrmacht. His war experiences are

vividly individual—a struggle for survival in the most

harrowing of circumstances—and yet also the broader story of

the cruelty and absurdity of the Nazi regime, the madness of

humanity, and of war itself. In the end, Hans’s story is the

story of all the comedy, tragedy and horror of the modern


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DAN BLUM grew up in New York, received a BA from Brandeis University, and currently resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his family and cat. He writes novels, poetry and satirical pieces, many of which appear in his blog, The Rotting Post. He enjoys hiking, tennis, chess, and word-games, and can peel an entire apple in a single motion without ever tearing the peel. His previous novel, LISA33, was published by Viking in 2003.