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Adam and Evelyn

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ISBN-10: 0307272818

ISBN-13: 9780307272812

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ingo Schulze, John E. Woods

List price: $32.00
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In this wonderfully humorous and deceptively simple love story, Ingo Schulze upends our expectations from the get-go. It is 1989 in East Germany. Adam is a tailor and dressmaker living in his own Garden of Eden in East Germany, where he leads a life of dressing-and undressing-his appreciative clientele. Evelyn is a restless young waitress who, having just unexpectedly quit her job, returns home to find Adam with one of his customers. The snake having reared its ugly head, Evelyn packs her belongings and runs off to Hungary with friends. When Adam banishes himself from the safe confines of his home, his garden, and his livelihood in pursuit of Evelyn, this Fall of Man coincides with the beginnings of a much more contemporary Fall-a wobbling Hungary opening its borders to Austria, the wall in Berlin beginning to crack, and Adam and Evelyn swept out into the Western world on a human tide of eager refugees desperate to find new freedoms. Paradise Regained? Perhaps not . . .
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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.

John E. Woods won both the 1981 American Book Award and PEN award for his translation of Schmidt's Evening Edged in Gold and has published a new translation of Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks.