In Times of Fading Light

A Novel
Product Number: EB00010995
Released: Jun 11, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781555970734
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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An enthrallingly expansive family saga set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, from a major new international voice * Over 450,000 copies sold in Germany alone * Rights sold in 20 countries * Winner of the German Book Prize * A PW "First Fiction" pick * In Times of Fading Light begins in September 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to Mexico, where his grandparents lived as exiles in the 1940s. The novel then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history: from Alexander's grandparents' return to the GDR to build the socialist state, to his father's decade spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime, to his son's desire to leave the political struggles of the twentieth century in the past. With wisdom, humor, and great empathy, Eugen Ruge draws on his own family history as he masterfully brings to life the tragic intertwining of politics, love, and family under the East German regime.

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Author(s): Eugen Ruge
Original Publish Date: Jun 11, 2013

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Author(s): Eugen Ruge
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number DD8874
Released: Jun 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622312283
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Author(s): Eugen Ruge
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number Z100052571
Released: Jun 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622312290

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