An einem klaren, eiskalten Januarmorgen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts
256 Pages, gebunden
It’s night on an icy stretch of highway 50 miles outside Berlin. A fuel truck has jack-knifed and toppled over on the road. Watching from the side, briefly illuminated by the light of the sirens: a wolf, alone. His tracks lead to Berlin, and his path crosses those of many different people: The two children who have run away from home and are lost in the vast city. The Polish construction worker desperately searching for his fiancée. The woman burning her mother’s diaries one morning on her balcony. Like yellow flames illuminating a black-and-white film, the pictures and stories which inhabit this novel flash past us, telling of search and loss, of the cold at the edges of our time, and the longing for a different life. A novel of raw visual power, with inescapably gripping poetic beauty and the first novel by Germany’s foremost dramatist.
"On a Cold, Clear January Morning in the Early 21st Century’s prose packs a substantial punch. English-language readers will appreciate the novel’s direct and unfussy style. A fairy-tale bristling with urban truths, this is a great read, best devoured in one sitting!”
New Books in German, Spring 2016
The novel has furthermore been voted as US JURY PICK.
About Roland Schimmelpfennig
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