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The Females

by Wolfgang Hilbig & Isabel Fargo Cole

What can an irascible East German tell us about how society shapes relations between the sexes? A lot it turns out. Acclaimed as one of Wolfgang Hilbig’s major works, The Females finds the lauded author focusing...


The Dead

by Christian Kracht & Daniel Bowles

“A great Faustian fable, and a literary endeavor of historical ingenuity that we now may start to characterize as Krachtian.” —Karl Ove Knausgaard

In Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s, the acclaimed...


The Tidings of the Trees

by Wolfgang Hilbig & Isabel Fargo Cole

Where once was a beautiful wood now stands a desolate field smothered in ash and garbage, and here a young man named Waller has terrorizing encounters with grotesque figures named "the garbagemen." As Waller...


The Fleur de Sel Murders

Commissaire Georges Dupin #3

by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Commissaire Dupin is back in The Fleur de Sel Murders, this Brittany mystery from international bestselling author Jean-Luc Bannalec.

The old salt farmers have always said that the violet scent of the Fleur de...


The Silent Death

by Volker Kutscher & Niall Sellar

THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN

Volker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with The Silent Death as a police inspector...


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

Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern-day Los Angeles, “The Trick is a lyrical, uplifting, and funny story that will tug at all of your heartstrings” (Armando Lucas Correa, bestselling author...


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...


Babylon Berlin

by Volker Kutscher & Niall Sellar

THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN

"Cabaret on cocaine...captures the dark glamour of a briefly exhilarating time between the wars." --NPR

Babylon Berlin is the first book in the international-bestselling...


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,...


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...


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...


Murder on Brittany Shores

Commissaire Georges Dupin #2

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...


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,...


The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

by Herta Müller & Philip Boehm

An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism

Romania-the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician....


The Last Summer

by Ricarda Huch & Jamie Bulloch

A psychological thriller by the pioneering German writer Ricarda Huch. A novel of letters from the last century - but one with an astonishingly modern feel. Now for the first time in English..

Russia at the beginning...


I Am Your Judge

Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #7

by Nele Neuhaus & Steven T. Murray

Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff is about to leave on her long-delayed honeymoon when she receives a phone call from police headquarters: An elderly woman has been shot and killed while walking her dog. Neither...


On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston

A short, powerful new novel by one of the greatest writers in the German language

On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's evocative, moving, often fantastic, novel about one man's conflict with...