“HHhH,” by Laurent Binet

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Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and translated from the French by Sam Taylor, Laurent Binet’s novel HHhH centers around the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, referenced in the title as “Himmlers Hirn heist Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich,” and said to be one of the most dangerous men in Hitler’s cabinet, “the Butcher of Prague.” But HHhH is not a history book, though it isn’t entirely fiction either,

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