320 Pages, gebunden
A wild post-Soviet ride from coast to coast: the truth about America
Felicitas Hoppe – winner of Germany’s most prestigious literary award, the Büchner Prize – takes us on an expedition to an unknown America, travelling ten thousand amusing and poetic miles from Boston to San Francisco to Los Angeles and back to New York. Wide awake and clear of sight, Hoppe is a literary whirlwind in the footsteps of Ilf and Petrov, two Russian writers who travelled the same route eighty years before her, becoming cult figures. Whether she’s inspecting the Ford factory and the first electric chair along with them, painting Tom Sawyer’s fence by the by, vanishing in a tornado or meeting Quentin Tarantino in the eye of the storm – Pravda (Russian for truth) shows readers things never before been written about the most incredible country on earth: a literary world discovery.