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The End of Days

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Winner of the Presigious Hans Fallada Prize and a bestseller in Europe, The End of Days offers a unique view on twentieth-century German history.

The End of Days, by acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five "books," each leading to a different death of an unnamed woman protagonist. How could it all have gone differently? the narrator asks in the intermezzos between. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna, but her strange relationship with a boy leads to another death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, but our heroine is sent to a labor camp. She is spared in the next chapter with the help of someone's intervention and returns to Berlin to become a respected writer. . . .

The End of Days is a brilliant novel of contingency and fate. A novel of incredible breadth, yet amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of German and German-Jewish history by "one of the finest, most exciting authors alive" (Michael Faber).

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 0-8112-2192-X / 978-0-8112-2192-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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November 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 1-84627-513-X / 978-1-84627-513-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 0-8112-2513-5 / 978-0-8112-2513-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
ISBN: 1-84627-515-6 / 978-1-84627-515-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: Portobello Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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