Masterly . . . . Saville's attention to detail is manifest throughout. (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
Rousing . . . . This vividly realized alternate-history thriller, set against a historical backdrop that is both entirely fictional and eerily plausible, will intrigue WWII buffs and fans of Harry Turtledove and other alternate-history masters. (Booklist, Starred Review)
Saville has the English flair for language . . . . Sophisticated alternative history. (Kirkus)
Fast-paced and ingeniously plotted alternative history thriller. But it is so much more. It is politically astute, packed with memorable characters and written in a rich style full of cinematic, painterly, and even culinary allusions, musical motifs and dialogues with poets as various as Homer and Dylan Thomas . . . . A wonderful novel, funny and bleak, poetic and violent, action-packed and sensual. Very highly recommended, and not just to thriller enthusiasts. (Historical Novel Society)
Guy Saville's The Madagaskar Plan imagines a disturbing alternate history in which Nazi victory in World War II brings their "Final Solution" ever closer
The year is 1953. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany consolidates power in Africa. The lynchpin to its final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has ordered the resettlement of European Jews to the remote island.
British forces conspire to incite colony-wide revolt, resting their hopes on the expertise of Reuben Salois, an escaped leader of Jewish resistance.
Ex-mercenary Burton Cole scours the island for his wife and child. But as chaos descends and the Nazis brutally suppress the nascent insurrection, Cole must decide whether he is master of-or at the mercy of-history.
The Madagaskar Plan is alternate history of the highest order, a thriller of terrifying scope based on the Nazis' actual plans prior to the Holocaust.
About the Author
Guy Saville is the author of The Afrika Reich, an international bestseller. Born in 1973, Saville has lived in South America and North Africa, and is currently based in the UK.