Clemens Meyer

Als wir träumten

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ISBN: 978-3-596-17305-1

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528 Pages,
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FISCHER Taschenbuch
publication date:
01.08.2007
ISBN 978-3-596-17305-1

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They are dreaming of their football team’s promotion, of true love and a better life waiting for them somewhere. Rico, Mark, Paul and Daniel grow up in post-socialist Leipzig, in a quarter whose centre is the brewery. Every night they roam about the streets, celebrating, rioting, running away from skinheads, parents and the future, using their fists to fight for recognition and killing time. They go on the booze, they steal, feel wrecked, play it cool and dream of a life of their own. All their attempts to break out end up in the corridors of the local police station. Full of passion, fury and courage they are gambling away their lives in a hopeless rebellion making it difficult for readers to get the haunting images of night-time Leipzig, the boxing matches, the hopelessness and hope of this novel out of their minds. “Meyer is much too young of course. But that’s the way it is with good writers. They suddenly turn up and their grey haired colleagues start scratching their heads: how come he’s so good at it already?”Sten NadolnyShortlisted for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair




About Clemens Meyer

Clemens Meyer, born in 1977, lives in Leipzig. His debut novel Als wir träumten came out in 2006, followed by Die Nacht, die Lichter. Stories (2008), Gewalten. Ein Tagebuch (2010) and the novel Im Stein (2013), which was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Clemens Meyer has received numerous awards for his work, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair, the Bremen Literature Prize and the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa. He was also a finalist for the Gregor von Rezzori Prize in 2017. A number of his short stories have been adapted for the screen, and the feature film Als wir träumten, directed by Andreas Dresen, competed in the Biennale in 2015.
Clemens Meyer's latest collection of stories, Die stillen Trabanten, was published by S. Fischer in 2017.

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