|Simple Stories (1998) [Novel]|
by Ingo Schulze
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(From the publisher):
Novel about the people in a deadbeat little town in East Germany that makes us understand, as nothing else, what life has been like since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
At first, there appears to be nothing so unusual about what happens to Renate and Martin, Barbara and Frank, Raffael and Jenny, as they look for love, for jobs, for some means, honest or devious, of understanding or forgetting the past. And yet, what is gradually revealed in the minutiae of their everyday experiences is the collapse of an entire world and the dramatic fault line that has run through so many East German lives since 1990.
Original title: Simple Storys
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Linked Stories/novel In Stories