The End of Days (Paperback)

The End of Days Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$15.95
On Our Shelves Now
2 on hand, as of Apr 24 4:22am
(FICTION)

Description


Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five -books, - each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently?--the narrator asks in the intermezzos. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna after World War I, but a pact she makes with a young man leads to a second death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, yet our heroine ends up in a labor camp. But her fate does not end there....

A novel of incredible breadth and amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of the twentieth century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811225137
ISBN-10: 0811225135
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: February 8th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English