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Publisher Comments:

Compelling, historical, poetical, sensitive, erotic this wonderful novel is all this and much more. Express

Alexander von Br cken, a reclusive millionaire with an enigmatic past, invites an unnamed writer to stay in his mansion and ghostwrite his autobiography. The writer will be well paid for his efforts, and literary fame is virtually guaranteed; von Br cken s only stipulation is that the book not be published until after his death. But could the story he recounts a tale of greed, fanaticism, and erotic obsession be little more than a dazzling fabrication, the bitter fruit of unrequited love? The play of truth and fiction combine with fine storytelling in this novel about the dangerous games that Eros plays with us.

Review:

"In this intriguing, disconcerting novel of unrequited love from Berlin writer Krausser (The Great Bagarozy), Alexander von Brcken, a cloistered and ailing millionaire, narrates his life to an unnamed novelist. Young Alex comes of age under Hitler and Allied air raids. His parents die tragically; he narrowly escapes death himself, eventually taking over the family armament business, which continues to thrive after the war. Throughout his life, von Brcken (as he's called as an adult) pines for Sofie Kurtz, the daughter of workers at the family factory, who was his first kiss at 14. For Sophie, Alex is a blip on her childhood radar, but Alex uses his influence to track and even shape the course of Sophie's life as she moves from kindergarten teacher to Red Army Front revolutionary to demoralized exile in the German Democratic Republic. As Alex and the novelist reconstruct, imagine and otherwise intrude upon Sofie's life, the line between truth and fiction disappears — and along with it, the illusion of free will. Mitchell's able translation showcases Krausser's keen investigation of memory and the motivations for loving and telling tales." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

?Compelling, historical, poetical, sensitive, erotic?this wonderful novel is all this and much more. Express

Alexander von Br?cken, a reclusive millionaire with an enigmatic past, invites an unnamed writer to stay in his mansion and ghostwrite his autobiography. The writer will be well paid for his efforts, and literary fame is virtually guaranteed; von Br?cken's only stipulation is that the book not be published until after his death. But could the story he recounts?a tale of greed, fanaticism, and erotic obsession?be little more than a dazzling fabrication, the bitter fruit of unrequited love? The play of truth and fiction combine with fine storytelling in this novel about the dangerous games that Eros plays with us.

Synopsis:

The play of truth and fiction combine with fine storytelling in this novel by one of the stars of contemporary German fiction. Compelling, poetical, sensitive, erotic--this wonderful novel is all this and much more.--"Express."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933372587
Author:
Krausser, Helmut
Publisher:
Europa Editions
Translator:
Mitchell, Mike
Author:
Mitchell, Mike
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Millionaires
Subject:
Ghostwriters.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.20x6.36x1.01 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Europa Editions - English 9781933372587 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this intriguing, disconcerting novel of unrequited love from Berlin writer Krausser (The Great Bagarozy), Alexander von Brcken, a cloistered and ailing millionaire, narrates his life to an unnamed novelist. Young Alex comes of age under Hitler and Allied air raids. His parents die tragically; he narrowly escapes death himself, eventually taking over the family armament business, which continues to thrive after the war. Throughout his life, von Brcken (as he's called as an adult) pines for Sofie Kurtz, the daughter of workers at the family factory, who was his first kiss at 14. For Sophie, Alex is a blip on her childhood radar, but Alex uses his influence to track and even shape the course of Sophie's life as she moves from kindergarten teacher to Red Army Front revolutionary to demoralized exile in the German Democratic Republic. As Alex and the novelist reconstruct, imagine and otherwise intrude upon Sofie's life, the line between truth and fiction disappears — and along with it, the illusion of free will. Mitchell's able translation showcases Krausser's keen investigation of memory and the motivations for loving and telling tales." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , ?Compelling, historical, poetical, sensitive, erotic?this wonderful novel is all this and much more. Express

Alexander von Br?cken, a reclusive millionaire with an enigmatic past, invites an unnamed writer to stay in his mansion and ghostwrite his autobiography. The writer will be well paid for his efforts, and literary fame is virtually guaranteed; von Br?cken's only stipulation is that the book not be published until after his death. But could the story he recounts?a tale of greed, fanaticism, and erotic obsession?be little more than a dazzling fabrication, the bitter fruit of unrequited love? The play of truth and fiction combine with fine storytelling in this novel about the dangerous games that Eros plays with us.

"Synopsis" by , The play of truth and fiction combine with fine storytelling in this novel by one of the stars of contemporary German fiction. Compelling, poetical, sensitive, erotic--this wonderful novel is all this and much more.--"Express."
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