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The End of Days

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for the best translated novel of 2014, now a New Directions paperback

Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five "books," each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently? - the narrator asks in the intermezzos. 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 after World War I, but a pact she makes with a young man leads to a second death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, yet our heroine ends up in a labor camp. But her fate does not end there... .

A novel of incredible breadth and amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of the twentieth century.

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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The End of Days
Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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


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