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Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid by Helmut…

Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid

by Helmut Krausser

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The title translates: Solitude and Sex and Pity. The book shuttles between parallel narratives. Opening on Christmas Eve, a gigilo and a homeless intruder improbably connect with each other after she breaks in to his apartment. An unemployed latin teacher befriends a barkeeper, a black American woman. A yuppie professional calmly informs her husband of six years that he must leave immediately because she would simply feel better if he were not around. These fragments and several other plot lines gradually begin to intersect as Krausser weaves the threads into a tapestry. The book is edgy, full of dark humor, and it captures the raw dynamism of contemporary Berlin. The approach is very similar to another of my favorite authors, David Schckler, especially Kissing in Manhattan.

This was a great book to start my summer project to brush up on my German with contemporary fiction. Krausser is a rising talent. I hope it becomes available in translation soon. ( )
  tboomer | Aug 6, 2011 |
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