Signed Edition Sweepstakes

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
  1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862


Part of the Solution (German List)


Part of the Solution (German List) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Its Berlin in the summer of 2003—sunshine for weeks on end, weather to fall in love. And thats just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzers acclaimed novel Part of the Solution, does; but thats not all. Christian Eich, a thirty-something freelance journalist, is researching a story on the radicals of the previous generation in Germany. His path keeps crossing with Nele, a young member of a left-wing group of student activists who are resistant to the increasing control and surveillance of all spheres of life by state and commercial institutions. Not just a simple love story, Part of the Solution is in fact a thriller that leads from Berlin into the East German countryside and finally to Paris.


Peltzers keen observations of urban life are enriched with many concrete details specific to Berlin. Part of the Solution captures the feel and the reality of Berlin today and goes beyond it, touching on details common to the precarious lives of all inhabitants of contemporary cities. The unlikely couple of Christian and Nele come together despite all the differences of generation and character in this decidedly political novel grounded in present-day realities.


Despite his esteemed reputation in Germany, Peltzers novels have never before been available in English and this surprising and captivating book will be a fitting introduction for English readers unfamiliar with his work.

About the Author

Ulrich Peltzer lives in Berlin and has written film scripts and five novels, including Stefan Martinez and Bryant Park. Martin Chalmers is a translator and editor living in Berlin. His translations include The Silences of Hammerstein by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, also published by Seagull Books.

Table of Contents

Sony Centre

Part One

Part Two

Part Three


Product Details

Peltzer, Ulrich
Seagull Books
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
SB-The German List
Publication Date:
7.5 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Letters to a Friend
    Used Hardcover $11.95
  2. Code Name Verity
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  3. Mr. Churchill's Secretary
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. Less Than Human: Why We Demean,... Used Hardcover $13.00
  5. The Right-Hand Shore
    Used Hardcover $5.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Part of the Solution (German List) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.00 In Stock
Product details 451 pages Seagull Books - English 9781906497651 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at