• An enthralling and significant novel, authentic in its gritty documentary detail... This raw honesty, along with Michael Hofmann’s masterly translation... makes the book so contemporary and vital

    Rory MacLean, Financial Times
  • An astonishing novel, every bit as astonishing in a different way as Fallada's Alone in Berlin, and deserves to have the same success

  • The characters are engaging, and multidimensional. You care what happens to them

    Wall Street Journal
  • Like a karate chop: hard and direct, but true

    Der Spiegel
  • A real discovery

    Literarische Welt

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