Simple Stories

Ingo Schulze

A heartbreaking and funny first novel from the author of 33 Moments of Happiness which makes us understand what life has been like since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Altenburg in Thuringia is a provincial flyspeck on the map of the new Germany. With laconic wit and a tenderness immune to sentimentality Schulze starts to tell us ‘simple stories’, in pitch-perfect prose reminiscent of Raymond Carver, about seemingly unconnected people. By the end, we know we have been listening to a novel in glittering fragments spun by a master – a complete tragicomedy of ordinary people in Nowheresville caught up in the last great cataclysm of the twentieth century.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144721944601
Published: 05/01/2012

Ingo Schulze

Ingo Schulze

Ingo Schulze, born in Dresden in 1962, studied classical philology at the University of Jena. His first book, 33 Moments of Happiness, won both the prestigious Doblin Prize and the Willner Prize for Literature. He has subsequently written Simple Stories, published in 2001.

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