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The Bird Is a Raven

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Publisher Comments:

From the gifted young author of Crazy (“A marvel of voice, humor and razor-sharp insight” –The San Diego Union-Tribune), an edgy, psychologically riveting novel about sex, love, and secrets.

Henry and Paul — young men still new to adulthood — are strangers when they find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin. When they begin to talk, their stories appear to be variations on the same theme: kids adrift in the big city, relationships gone awry, young hearts broken. Both are disillusioned by their awkward journey from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities expected of grown-up life. Henry is running away from a triangle of friendship that was becoming a dangerous ménage à trois. Paul is running away as well, but as the night unwinds and the train speeds north across the German landscape, his story turns ominous: desperate and lost, he has fallen in love with a prostitute who spurned him. What he reveals finally to his unsuspecting traveling companion goes far beyond the boundaries of postadolescent angst and into the darkest sphere of human behavior.

Fast-moving, immediate, shocking — The Bird Is a Raven is the work of a writer at the beginning of what promises to be a stellar career.

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Synopsis:

Two young men, Henry and Paul, are complete strangers when they meet while sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin, and, as they begin to talk, they share their mutual stories of love, loss, friendship, and loneliness in the big city, a conversation that eventually reveals the darkest depths of human behavior. By the author of Crazy. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Henry and Paul are strangers when they find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin. When they begin to talk, their stories appear to be variations on the same theme: youngguys adrift in the big city, relationships gone wrong, broken hearts. Henry is running away from a triangle of friendship gone sour; Paul is running away too, but as the night unfolds and the train speeds north across theGerman landscape, his story turns ominous. What he finally reveals to his unsuspecting traveling companion goes into the darkest sphere of human behavior. Shocking and raw, The Bird is a Raven is thework of a writer at the beginning of a stellar career.

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About the Author

Benjamin Lebert was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1982. He is the author of Crazy, a best seller in Germany, which was published when he was sixteen years old.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428165
Publisher:
A.A. Knopf
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Lebert, Benjamin
Author:
Constantine, Peter
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
109

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The Bird Is a Raven
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Product details 109 pages Random House Incorporated - English 9780307428165 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Two young men, Henry and Paul, are complete strangers when they meet while sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin, and, as they begin to talk, they share their mutual stories of love, loss, friendship, and loneliness in the big city, a conversation that eventually reveals the darkest depths of human behavior. By the author of Crazy. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Henry and Paul are strangers when they find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin. When they begin to talk, their stories appear to be variations on the same theme: youngguys adrift in the big city, relationships gone wrong, broken hearts. Henry is running away from a triangle of friendship gone sour; Paul is running away too, but as the night unfolds and the train speeds north across theGerman landscape, his story turns ominous. What he finally reveals to his unsuspecting traveling companion goes into the darkest sphere of human behavior. Shocking and raw, The Bird is a Raven is thework of a writer at the beginning of a stellar career.

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