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Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz

A novel by

Filmmaker, opera librettist, and Berlin resident Irene Dische turns her satiric brilliance on the most improbable of love stories. With the onset of a debilitating illness, Benedikt, an ascetic mathematician, longs for a child so advertises to adopt a boy. A couple of impoverished Russian refugeesmother and sonrespond. With this unlikely pair, Benedikt ungoes a hilarious, agonizing, sentimental educationset against the chaotic backdrop of reunified Germany.


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July 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz: A Novel
Author(s): Irene Dische
ISBN: 0-8050-5357-3 / 978-0-8050-5357-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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October 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz
Author(s): Irene Dische
ISBN: 0-7475-1823-8 / 978-0-7475-1823-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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