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The story of a family

Author: Eugen Ruge; Anthea Bell
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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The story begins in 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. It then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Ruge; Anthea Bell
ISBN: 9780571288571 057128857X
OCLC Number: 879334524
Reproduction Notes: Originally published: Minneapolis, Minn: Graywolf Press.
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts
Responsibility: translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

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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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