|Luck (1992) [Novel]|
by Gert Hofmann
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(From the publisher):
is the story of a nuclear family: father, mother, daughter, and son. But all is not as it seems, for Mother is waiting for her new man to arrive. Everyone makes their own luck in this life! she tells her children. Father sits in his room, planning another novel. Why doesn't his writing sell? Is it just bad luck? Thomas Mann's first book was rejected five times, after all. Little sister is the lucky one: she gets to stay home. Then again, the son won't have to put up with Herr Herkenrath's annoying habits and his smelly feet. So maybe he is lucky. But will father and son really leave for Russdorf? Or is it Berlin? Or Africa?
Only time will tell, but time is running out. The moving van is on its way and soon the whole family will sit down for the last time to coffee and crumb cake. But maybe, with any luck, Herr Herkenrath will choke on the crumbs.
Original title: Das Glück
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction