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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Bernd Willenbrock is the owner of a used-car dealership in the newly unified Germany in the nascent free market of Central Europe, the former East German engineer seems to be the paradigm of the new world: a successful businessman, an owner of real estate, and a generous husband. Prosperity seems guaranteed by a steady stream of cash-only clients from Eastern Europe, and plans for a glitzy new showroom are firmly underway; Yet little by little, a series of ever-more menacing incidents - an attempted break-in, the theft of several cars, a vicious beating - erode his innermost certainties. No amount of locks and latches, it seems, can contain his growing obsession with external safety or stop the coming violence.

    


Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Willenbrock: A Novel
Author(s): Christoph Hein
ISBN: 0-8050-6731-0 / 978-0-8050-6731-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Willenbrock: A Novel
Author(s): Christoph Hein
ISBN: 0-312-42368-3 / 978-0-312-42368-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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