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Go, Went, Gone

Go, Went, Gone

One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issueRichard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846276224
Barcode 9781846276224
Published 29 August 2018 by Granta Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Erpenbeck, Jenny
Translated by Bernofsky, Susan
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ISBN-13 9781846276224
ISBN-10 1846276225
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Granta Books
Imprint Granta Books
Publication Date 29 August 2018
International Publication Date 2 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Erpenbeck, Jenny
Translated by Bernofsky, Susan
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 215g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Berlin Germany - Fiction, Berlin (Germany), Refugees - Europe
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 833.92
Catalogue Code 962780

Description of this Book

One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issueRichard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community -- a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us.At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for International Man Booker Prize 2018
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jenny Erpenbeck is the author of The Old Child & The Book of Words (2008), Visitation (2010) and The End of Days (2014, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize), and Go, Went, Gone (2017), all published by Portobello. Her fiction is published in fourteen languages. Susan Bernofsky has translated works by Robert Walser, Hermann Hesse, Gregor von Rezzori, Yoko Tawada, Ludwig Harig and Franz Kafka. She is the author of Foreign Words: Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe and is currently at work on a biography of Robert Walser. Her translation of The Old Child and Other Stories was awarded the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize.

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