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The jolting debut collection of stories from one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, based on his own experience in court and as a close observer of the criminal mind and motive.

The narrator of the nine stories in Crime is coolly intelligent, yet full of compassion for the worldweary, lonely, sometimes foolish characters who populate its pages. Among the cast of criminals is Fahner, a small-town doctor whose patience with his cruel wife runs out after what feels like a lifetime of abuse; Theresa and Leonard, privileged, neglected, and ultimately doomed siblings whose escape from their father’s uncaring household offers only a short-lived freedom; Karim, the youngest, pluckiest brother in a family of petty criminals who hides his wiles behind the cards he plays close to the vest; and a nameless man who ceases to speak after killing two skinhead attackers. Yet, however heinous the crimes, the author lets us see the human at the core.

Writing from his unique perspective, Ferdinand von Schirach offers a quietly powerful, nuanced perspective on guilt and justice.

Synopsis:

Ferdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Since 1994, he has worked as a criminal defense lawyer in Berlin. Among his clients have been the former member of the Politburo Güuuml;nter Schabowski, the former East German spy Norbert Juretzko, and members of the underworld.

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Ferdinand von Schirach practices criminal law in Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307595539
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Translator:
Janeway, Carol
Author:
Von Schirach, Ferdinand
Author:
Janeway, Carol
Author:
Ferdinand von Schirach
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Crime -- Germany.
Subject:
Trials -- Germany.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Debut Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-DEBUT FICT
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110111
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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"Synopsis" by , Ferdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Since 1994, he has worked as a criminal defense lawyer in Berlin. Among his clients have been the former member of the Politburo Güuuml;nter Schabowski, the former East German spy Norbert Juretzko, and members of the underworld.

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