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Displaced

by Stephan Abarbanell

Echoing the fiction of Joseph Kanon, Alan Furst, and Daniel Silva, this deeply intelligent debut literary thriller—set within a world still reeling from World War II—explores how the actions of a few can...


Fear

by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Fear shifts our moral codes. It makes us accessories to murder. A great achievement.” —Herman Koch, author of The Dinner

An acclaimed German writer makes his American debut with this gripping and sophisticated...


The Trick: A Novel

by Emanuel Bergmann

A deeply moving, humorous story of a boy who believes in everything and an old man who believes in nothing.

In 1934, a rabbi’s son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under...


The Dance by the Canal

by Kerstin Hensel & Jen Calleja

A tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany.

Gabriela grows up in the East German town of Leibnitz. Her father is a famous surgeon, her mother a respected society hostess. The girl, however, struggles...


Go, Went, Gone

by Jenny Erpenbeck & Susan Bernofsky

An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: “Erpenbeck will get under your skin” (Washington Post Book World) Go, Went, Gone is the masterful new novel by the acclaimed German writer...


To Die in Spring

by Ralf Rothmann

The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier

Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son—the narrator of this slim,...


Max: It Should Only Be

by Peter Berczeller

Max is a 40-something neurosurgeon with a secret – he has discovered a way to induce suicide in laboratory rats. And now he's going to track down the band of Nazis who killed his father and make them the first...


Late Fame

by Arthur Schnitzler, Alexander Starritt & Wilhelm Hemecker

A hilarious takedown of celebrity and false genius, never before available in the US.

An NYRB Classics Original

Eduard Saxberger is a quiet man who is getting on in years and has spent the better part of them...


You Should Have Left: A Novel

by Daniel Kehlmann & Ross Benjamin

From the internationally best-selling author of Measuring the World and F, an eerie and supernatural tale of a writer's emotional collapse

"It is fitting that I'm beginning a new notebook up here. New surroundings...


The Moravian Night

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston

An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer, from one of Europe’s most provocative novelists

Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River, a few friends, associates, and collaborators...


The Rings of Saturn

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1998

by W. G. Sebald & Michael Hulse

"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious...


The Emigrants

by W. G. Sebald & Michael Hulse

A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund  The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four...


Cabo de Gata

by Eugen Ruge

A witty, philosophical novel by the author of the internationally bestselling In Times of Fading Light

Sometimes a cat comes into your life when you least expect it.

An unnamed writer finds himself in Cabo de...


Bright Magic: Stories

by Alfred Döblin, Damion Searls & Gunter Grass

Alfred Döblin’s many imposing novels, above all Berlin Alexanderplatz, have established him as one of the titans of modern German literature. This collection of his stories —astonishingly, the first ever...


Agnes

by Peter Stamm & John Cullen

Peter Stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States.

 

"Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know what you think of me." So he started to...


Murder on Brittany Shores

by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore....


Empress and the Cake

by Linda Stift & Jamie Bulloch

Madness lurks behind the pretty faã§ade of everyday life.

An elderly lady offers a young woman a piece of cake. She accepts. The lady resembles the Austrian Empress Elisabeth and lives with her servant in an...


Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories

by Robert Walser, Tom Whalen & Nicole Kongeter

Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories brings together eighty-one brief texts spanning Robert Walser’s career, from pieces conceived amid his early triumphs to later works written at a psychiatric clinic...


A Whole Life

by Robert Seethaler & Charlotte Collins

An international bestseller

Andreas Egger knows every path and peak of his mountain valley, the source of his sustenance, his livelihood--his home.

Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness,...


Angel of Oblivion

by Maja Haderlap & Tess Lewis

Haderlap is an accomplished poet, and that lyricism leaves clear traces on this ravishing debut, which won the prestigious Bachmann Prize in 2011. The descriptions are sensual, and the unusual similes and metaphors...