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Whole of Life

by Jürg Laederach & Geoffrey C. Howes Dalkey Archive Press (December 05, 2013)

With tongue resolutely in cheek, saxophonist, critic, poet, and one-time enfant terrible of Swiss literature Jürg Laederach here pursues the ambition of forcing all of human existence into a single novel. In...


Snow Germans

by Dmitry Vachedin & Arch Tait Glas (September 15, 2013)

A repatriated Russian German soldier on a quest for vengeance must confront cultural and psychological problems in this metaphysical tale.


The Taste of Apple Seeds

by Katharina Hagena William Morrow Paperbacks (February 04, 2014)

Shimmering with the incandescence and irresistible magic of the novels of Alice Hoffman, Joanne Harris, and Aimee Bender, Katharina Hagena's smash international bestseller, The Taste of Apple Seeds, is a story...


Awakening to the Great Sleep War

by Gert Jonke & Jean M. Snook Dalkey Archive Press (December 27, 2012)

One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous...


Intrusions

by Ursula Hegi Touchstone (October 01, 2012)

Brilliantly stretching literary conventions, Ursula Hegi, author of the best-selling Stones from the River, creates a funny and original novel within a novel to explore the doubts, decisions, and "might-have-beens"...


Hooligan

by Philipp Winkler Arcade (April 03, 2018)

We've all got two families: the one we're born with, and the one we choose ourselves. Heiko hasn't finished high school. His father is an alcoholic. His mother left. His housemate organizes illegal dogfights....


Elefant

by Martin Suter & Jamie Bulloch Fourth Estate (May 31, 2018)

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant

The most enjoyable novel I’ve read all year’ Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen...


Insane

by Rainald Goetz & Adrian Nathan West Fitzcarraldo Editions (October 18, 2017)

Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz’s debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a total institution. We...


The Dance by the Canal

by Kerstin Hensel & Jen Calleja Peirene Press (September 18, 2017)

A tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany.

Gabriela grows up in the East German town of Leibnitz. Her father is a famous surgeon, her mother a respected society hostess. The girl, however, struggles...


The Last Summer

by Ricarda Huch & Jamie Bulloch Peirene Press (February 24, 2016)

A psychological thriller by the pioneering German writer Ricarda Huch. A novel of letters from the last century - but one with an astonishingly modern feel. Now for the first time in English..

Russia at the beginning...


The Trick: A Novel

by Emanuel Bergmann Atria Books (September 19, 2017)

Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern-day Los Angeles, “The Trick is a lyrical, uplifting, and funny story that will tug at all of your heartstrings” (Armando Lucas Correa, bestselling author...


Look Who's Back

by Timur Vermes & Jamie Bulloch MacLehose Press (May 05, 2015)

"What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd end up a TV comedy star . . . [Look Who's Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a country that has...


Whispering Shadows: A Novel

by Jan-Philipp Sendker Simon & Schuster (April 14, 2015)

In this first book of the Rising Dragon series, “explore a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience” (Kirkus Reviews) as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching”...