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New Lives

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New Lives by Ingo Schulze
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Oct 06, 2009 | ISBN 9780307277985

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Praise

“Ingo Schulze is an epic storyteller!” —Günter Grass

“Rumors, protests, paranoia, disbelief, the thrill of first seeing West German road signs—they’re all on the page with you-are-there clarity.”
Seattle Times

“Powerful. . . . Schulze is determined to capture the energy—and mayhem—of his country’s historic transformation. . . . With engaging irony, [he asks] both what is gained and what is lost in such cultural transformations.”
The Review of Contemporary Fiction

“An admirable work. . . . The reader sits open-mouthed, surprised, and delighted before this miracle of romantic poetry, philosophy of money, and epic strength.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich)

“Witty and elaborate.”
The New Yorker

“A unique view of the German reunification.”
Sacramento Book Review

“[Schulze’s] latest book may well be Germany’s best reunification novel to date. . . . Against an uncertain East German landscape of ambiguous opportunities—depicted with considerable sensitivity but little Ostalgie—Schulze expertly pulls his readers in opposite directions. . . . Exhilarating and perceptive.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Beguiling. . . . Schulze captures something ephemeral but critical about how the idealism that brought down the Wall also brought down itself.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hugely ambitious. . . . Anyone who has spent time in a political movement, or in a start-up business, will recognize the comedy of egos with its cast of con men, hangers-on and the occasional genuine talent.”
Kirkus (starred review)

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