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The Resource Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck, (electronic resource)

Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck, (electronic resource)

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Go, Went, Gone
Title
Go, Went, Gone
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Jenny Erpenbeck
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Language
eng
Summary
An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: "Erpenbeck will get under your skin" (Washington Post Book World) 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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Richard is a widower and a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin, and whose life is routine until the day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike. As he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates, he finds he has more in common with them than he realizes
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10599251
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DLC
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1967-
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Erpenbeck, Jenny
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Bernofsky, Susan
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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adult
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Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780811225953
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e7a967e2-c9e1-4879-9a1a-2a02bec2e9ea
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780811225953
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e7a967e2-c9e1-4879-9a1a-2a02bec2e9ea
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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