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Kruso

Author: Lutz Seiler; Tess Lewis
Publisher: Melbourne : Scribe, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1989, and a young literature student named Ed, fleeing unspeakable tragedy, travels to the Baltic island of Hiddensee. Long shrouded in myth, the island is a notorious destination for hippies, idealists, and those at odds with the East German state. On the island, Ed stumbles upon the Klausner, Hiddensee's most popular restaurant, and ends up washing dishes there, despite his lack of papers. Although he is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lutz Seiler; Tess Lewis
ISBN: 9781911344001 1911344005 9781925321845 1925321843
OCLC Number: 970602128
Notes: Translation of: Kruso. Originally published: Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2014.
Awards: Winner of English PEN Writers in Translation Award 2015 (UK)
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Kruso.
Responsibility: Lutz Seiler ; translated by Tess Lewis.

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It is 1989, and a young literature student named Ed, fleeing unspeakable tragedy, travels to the Baltic island of Hiddensee. Long shrouded in myth, the island is a notorious destination for hippies, idealists, and those at odds with the East German state. On the island, Ed stumbles upon the Klausner, Hiddensee's most popular restaurant, and ends up washing dishes there, despite his lack of papers. Although he is keen to remain on the sidelines, Ed feels drawn towards the charismatic Kruso, unofficial leader of the seasonal workers. Everyone dances to Kruso's tune. He is on a mission - but to what end, and at what cost? Ed finds himself drawn ever deeper into the island's rituals, and ever more in need of Kruso's acceptance and affection. As the wave of history washes over the German Democratic Republic, the friends' grip on reality loosens and life on the island will never be the same.

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'The German poet Lutz Seiler has brought all his art, linguistic ease, flair for dazzling images and master of what he describes as 'the nervous systems of memory' to this extraordinary debut novel Read more...

 
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