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Publisher Description

Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for the best translated novel of 2014, now a New Directions paperback

Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five “books,” each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently?—the narrator asks in the intermezzos. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna after World War I, but a pact she makes with a young man leads to a second death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, yet our heroine ends up in a labor camp. But her fate does not end there….

A novel of incredible breadth and amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of the twentieth century.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
February 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
New Directions
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
755.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Rplight ,

Deeply moving

This is an extraordinary novel. Deeply moving insight into human life through a turbulent century. Thank you it is a revelation of beautiful writing.

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