Solimeos, A Novel
Fleeing post-World War II Germany, an aristocratic young man and his Nazi officer father are spirited away to the Brazilian jungle to help create a new, occult-obsessed, German Reich… but love, ambition, and vengeance interfere.
Published June 2023 by Wicked Son, an imprint of Post Hill Press.
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We lost this great mind and soul to cancer in 2015.
NY Times paid a wonderful tribute to her if you care to read it.
“Solimeos is an astonishing novel of epic sweep in which The Third Reich is reborn in the forests of the Amazon, singular in its exquisitely detailed, bold re-imagining of the aftermath of the darkest chapter in twentieth century history. The most astonishing and original book I’ve read in years, this tale of adventure and intrigue is as horrifying and shocking as it is sublime and beautiful.”
–Jay Neugeboren, author of The Stolen Jew
Solimeos is captivating…Rhoda Lerman’s final novel traces an intercontinental Nazi plot, breathtaking danger, and twisted loyalties. Meanwhile, interwoven throughout the story are poignant glimpses of rare beauty and heartfelt passion. Solimeos is an irresistible read—a genuine page-turner.
–Lela Gilbert, author of Saturday People, Sunday People
“Rhoda Lerman is a find. Go out and find her.”
–New York Times
“Lerman’s is a unique voice—wildly funny, achingly spiritual, profoundly Jewish and feminist at the same time.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“The very opposite of a minimalist, Lerman proves herself mistress not only of side-splitting one-liners but also of pregnant perception about faith and virtue.”
“Reality is canted through Lerman’s slyly irreverent sensibility, one of the most idiosyncratic in contemporary prose.”