The Man in the High Castle - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

The Man in the High Castle is an award-winning novel by the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick. The Allies lost World War II, leaving the Germans and Japanese to rule the world. The United States has been divided between these two powers, bringing slavery back to the South and imprisonment and death to the Jews. In San Francisco, a Jewish man lives in fear of discovery as he struggles to make a simple living in a city ruled by the very enemy he fought in the war. In Colorado, this man's wife hides from the disappointments of life, only to find herself forced to fight for what she believes is right. It is a world turned on its ear, where people as diverse as the country itself find themselves working together for the greater good.

The owner of the American Artisan Handcrafts, Inc. opens his shop...

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