Go, went, gone

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New Directions Publishing Corporation,
Pub. Date:
[[2017]
Language:
English
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Go, Went, Gone is the masterful new novel by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, "one of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation" (The Millions). The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. Exquisitely translated by Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone addresses one of the most pivotal issues of our time, facing it head-on in a voice that is both nostalgic and frightening.
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Full title go went gone
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subject_facet Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction, Novels, Refugees -- Europe -- Fiction, Widowers -- Fiction
title_display Go, went, gone
title_full Go, went, gone / Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
title_short Go, went, gone
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