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The Book of Words

The Book of Words

A Novella by

A searing novella about coming of age in a land of tyranny, by one of Germany's most brilliant young authors.

In The Book of Words, Jenny Erpenbeck captures with amazing virtuosity the inner life of a young girl who survives the totalitarian regime of a curiously unnamed South American country (most likely Argentina during it "dirty war"). Raised by parents whose real identity ends up shocking her, the girl comes of age in a country where gunshots are mistaken for blown tires, innocent citizens are dragged off buses, and tortured and disappeared friends and family return to visit her from the dead.

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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Book of Words (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 0-8112-1706-X / 978-0-8112-1706-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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December 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Book of Words
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 1-84627-057-X / 978-1-84627-057-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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