Kairos

Book Number DB117426
Title Kairos
Names Erpenbeck, Jenny.
Hofmann, Michael. Translator
Medium Digital Book
Language English
Annotation "Jenny Erpenbeck (the author of Go, Went, Gone and Visitation) is an epic storyteller and arguably the most powerful voice in contemporary German literature. Erpenbeck's new novel Kairos-an unforgettably compelling masterpiece-tells the story of the romance begun in East Berlin at the end of the 1980s when nineteen-year-old Katharina meets by chance a married writer in his fifties named Hans. Their passionate yet difficult long-running affair takes place against the background of the declining GDR, through the upheavals wrought by its dissolution in 1989 and then what comes after. In her unmistakable style and with enormous sweep, Erpenbeck describes the path of the two lovers, as Katharina grows up and tries to come to terms with a not always ideal romance, even as a whole world with its own ideology disappears." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. German language.
"Die neunzehnjährige Katharina und Hans, ein verheirateter Mann Mitte fünfzig, begegnen sich Ende der achtziger Jahre in Ost-Berlin, zufällig, und kommen für die nächsten Jahre nicht voneinander los. Vor dem Hintergrund der untergehenden DDR und des Umbruchs nach 1989 erzählt Jenny Erpenbeck in ihrer unverwechselbaren Sprache von den Abgründen des Glücks - vom Weg zweier Liebender im Grenzgebiet zwischen Wahrheit und Lüge, von Obsession und Gewalt, Hass und Hoffnung. Alles in ihrem Leben verwandelt sich noch in derselben Sekunde, in der es geschieht, in etwas Verlorenes. Die Grenze ist immer nur ein Augenblick. Ungekürzte Lesung mit Jenny Erpenbeck." -- Provided by publisher.
LC Subject Young women - Fiction
Married men - Fiction
Adultery - Fiction
Fiction
Romance fiction
Novels
Audience Notes Unrated. Commercial Audio NLS/BPH
Local Subject Romance - ROM
Women's/Girl's Fiction - WFI
Human Relationships - Fiction - HURSF
International Language - FL
Titles in German - F-GER
Fiction - FI
Narrator Erpenbeck, Jenny.
Title Status Active
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