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In Times of Fading Light free pdf An enthrallingly expansive family saga set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, from a major new international voice "* Over 450,000 copies sold in Germany alone * Rights sold in 20 countries * Winner of the German Book Prize * A "PW" "First Fiction" pick *""" "In Times of Fading Light" begins in September 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. The novel then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history: from Alexander's grandparents' return to the GDR to build the socialist state, to his father's decade spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime, to his son's desire to leave the political struggles of the twentieth century in the past. With wisdom, humor, and great empathy, Eugen Ruge draws on his own family history as he masterfully brings to life the tragic intertwining of politics, love, and family under the East German regime.

About Eugen Ruge

Eugen Ruge won the 2011 German Book Prize for "In Times of Fading Light," his debut novel, which became a bestseller in Germany and has been translated into twenty languages. Anthea Bell is a prizewinning translator.

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Author : Eugen Ruge
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Data Published : 11 June 2013
ISBN : 1555970737
EAN : 9781555970734
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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