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The adventures of a bed salesman

Author: Michael Kumpfmüller; Anthea Bell
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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"This picaresque tale of a sexually voracious bed salesman whose life is dominated by his adventures with women opens in 1962 as thirty-year-old Heinrich Hampel crosses the Berlin Wall leaving the West for East. This is not a political gesture but a desperate attempt to escape debt and the sexual mayhem caused by his bold selling techniques. Charming his way into the hearts and beds of his female customers (in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Erotic fiction
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kumpfmüller; Anthea Bell
ISBN: 0312287488 9780312287481 0312423365 9780312423360
OCLC Number: 51275001
Description: 420 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Hampels Fluchten.
Responsibility: Michael Kumpfmüller ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
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"This picaresque tale of a sexually voracious bed salesman whose life is dominated by his adventures with women opens in 1962 as thirty-year-old Heinrich Hampel crosses the Berlin Wall leaving the West for East. This is not a political gesture but a desperate attempt to escape debt and the sexual mayhem caused by his bold selling techniques. Charming his way into the hearts and beds of his female customers (in Bavaria in the 1950s), Heinrich doubles his turnover, but when an expensive mistress appears, his long-suffering wife Rosa has cause to worry. Despite the postwar economic miracle, Heinrich's debts build until he is forced to flee across the border and take up his old ways in the East. From this audacious and outlandish opening, the novel builds up a mosaic of Hampel's life."--BOOK JACKET.

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