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In times of fading light : the story of a family

Author: Eugen Ruge; Anthea Bell
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2013]
Series: Lannan translation series selection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
This expansive family saga, set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, begins in September 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to Mexico, where his grandparents lived as exiles in the 1940s. The novel then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history: from Alexander's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Miscellaneous fiction
Domestic fiction
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiktionale Darstellung
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Ruge; Anthea Bell
ISBN: 9781555976439 1555976433 9780571288571 057128857X 0571288596 9780571288595 9781555976798 1555976794
OCLC Number: 812252792
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published under the title In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts"--Title page verso.
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Lannan translation series selection.
Other Titles: In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts.
Responsibility: Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
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A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe.' Anna Funder, author of StasilandInternational bestseller and Winner of the German Book PrizeA sweeping story of one family over four  Read more...


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Eugen Ruge's wonderful debut novel follows four generations of an East German family from 1952 to 2001 ... From start to finish, Ruge keeps the pages turning. His gift is to mesh the personal with Read more...

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