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What Darkness Was (German List)

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Close to death, an old man collapses and struggles to his bed. The sounds of the endless night unsettle him, triggering images, questions, and memories. In What Darkness Was, Inka Parei, author of The Shadow-Boxing Woman, allows the reader to inhabit a singular German mind. Precise and observant—but uncomprehending and on the brink of hysteria—the old man wracks his brain as the questions flow like water: why did he inherit the building he now lives in? Why did he leave the city that was his home for so long? Is he even here voluntarily? And who was that suspicious stranger on the stairs? Lying in bed, the old man is aware that these questions may be the last puzzles he ever solves.

Combining tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail, Parei’s second novel in English presents a dynamic portrait of the West German soul from World War II through the German Autumn of 1977.

 

About the Author

Katy Derbyshire is a Berlin-based translator from London. She has translated many German writers, including Inka Parei’s The Shadow-Boxing Woman, published by Seagull Books.

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Note from the Translator

What Darkness Was by Inka Parei

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857421036
Author:
Parei, Inka
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Author:
Derbyshire, Katy
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Seagull Books - The German List
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General

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