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Lost - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375706226

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ISBN13: 978-0375706226
ISBN10: 0375706224
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1999
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Lost - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375706226

Hans-Ulrich Treichel and Carol Brown Translator Janeway

ISBN13: 978-0375706226
ISBN10: 0375706224
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Not since The Reader has a work of fiction so stunningly evoked the guilt and shame that resounds in postwar Germany. In this debut novel of astonishing originality, we bear witness to a family ravaged with regret at the loss of their child.

As a young boy, the narrator learns that his parents lost their firstborn son while fleeing the advancing Russian Army in 1945. Though his family has comfortably settled in Westphalen, the memory of Arnold continues to haunt them. The narrator shares his parents' anguish, but he can't resist feeling resentful, for his brother's absence is the most defining aspect of his life. When his parents learn of a foundling that resembles Arnold, they embark on a horrific quest to claim him as their own, only to endure a series of unanticipated twists that lead to a startling denouement. At turns uncanny, subtle, and perversely amusing, Lost is a chilling novel of mesmerizing power.




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Treichel, Hans-Ulrich : University of Leipzig

Hans-Ulrich Treichel is a professor of German literature at the University of Leipzig.

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