Clemens Meyer

Im Stein

Hardcover
Price € (D) 22,99 | € (A) 23,70
ISBN: 978-3-10-048602-8

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Roman
560 Pages, gebunden
publishing house:
S. FISCHER
publication date:
22.08.2013
ISBN 978-3-10-048602-8

Content

A young woman stands at the window and looks out into the evening sky. It is January and business is not going at all well; thoughts whirl about in her head. "The horse fellow," a former jockey, is looking for his daughter. "The Bielefeld man" is cornering the market with his new business plans, investing in nightclubs and sex shops. "AK 47" lies in the street, blood seeping from a bullet wound.
Clemens Meyer weaves these characters' stories, lives, and voices into a wild chorus of night, creating a blazing, monumental portrait of a city and of our time.

Meyer "throws himself into his stories, he approaches his characters with a precise, curious, and almost tender gaze. [He] knows what he is writing about, knows the people, the settings, the scenes, the moods. … Particularly in their quiet moments, his stories unfold into an almost inhuman power and closeness."
Jörg Böckern, KulturSpiegel (on Die Nacht, die Lichter)




About Clemens Meyer

Clemens Meyer was born 1977 in Halle (Saale) and now lives in Leipzig. His debut novel, Als wir träumten, was published in 2006, followed by Die Nacht, die Lichter: Stories in 2008, Gewalten: Ein Tagebuch in 2010, and the novel Im Stein in 2013. His work has won him numerous awards, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair; Im Stein was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and won the Bremen Prize for Literature. In 2015, Clemens Meyer and Thomas Stuber were awarded the German Screenplay Prize for In den Gängen. Andreas Dresen’s film adaptation of Meyer’s first novel, Als wir träumten, competed in the 2015 Berlinale.

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