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End in Sight

"About all the good reasons to die and all the much betterreasons to stay alive."

At the age of 70, Hella wants to die. In Switzerland, in a hospital. And so she sets depression. out on her journey. Her aging Passat will manage this final trip. But then, just as she gets ...


Spacemen

Buildings can be demolished and rebuilt; memories can not

Jan and his parents speak very little with eachother and certainly not about the past. It isn't until Mr. Kern appears that the family's fragile equilibrium begins to unravel. What kind of relationship did Jan's ...


Between You and Me

Violence of the past, love of the present

When Nike leaves her apartment in the Berlin-Mitte district, she has to pass her great-grandmother's Stolperstein. Stones like this are small memorials for the victims of persecution and murder during the Third Reich, and there are many of ...


Tupolew 134

In her new novel, Antje Rávic Strubel gives us a highjacked plane and a difficult, if not impossible, quest for the truth. She has taken a real story as her inspiration: in 1978 a Tupolew 134 was hijacked by two citizens from East Germany who were on a flight from Gdansk to West Berlin. The ...
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The Night has Twelve Hours

An ultramodern biographical novel about the people who defied the terror of Nazism

The fate of the Bonhoeffer and Dohnanyi families are the focal point of this fascinating novel. And along with them, the ecclesiastical, but above all military, resistance with its two ...

Volume: 3

Epilogue, with Ducks

The story of a passionate but impossible love

"Berlin, 1976: one of the hottest summers on record. I was eighteen, an exchange student from West Germany; you were a twenty-five-year-old small-time dealer. It started just like they all do, those kinds of affairs-obsessive, insane, ...