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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Süskind

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads...


Bad Wolf

Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #6

by Nele Neuhaus & Steven T. Murray

She looked at herself in the mirror, touched her fingertips to the little red hood on her head, and laughed. The dress was a real dirndl, with a short skirt and apron. Papa had plaited her hair into two braids,...


The Exiles Return

by Elisabeth de Waal & Edmund De Waal

WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES

SET IN THE ASHES OF POST–SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S...


The Black Obelisk: A Novel

by Erich Maria Remarque & Denver Lindley

From the author of the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Black Obelisk is a classic novel of the troubling aftermath of World War I in Germany.

A hardened young veteran from the First World War,...


The Cusanus Game

by Wolfgang Jeschke & Ross Benjamin

Biologist Domenica Ligrina fears her planet is dying. She might be right.

An atomic disaster near the French-German border has contaminated Northern Europe with radioactivity. Economic and political calamities...


The Road Back

by Erich Maria Remarque & Arthur Wesley Wheen

The sequel to the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Road Back is a classic novel of the slow return of peace to Europe in the years following World War I.

After four grueling years, the Great War...


Extinction: A Novel

by Thomas Bernhard

From the late Thomas Bernhard, arguably Austria's most influential novelist of the postwar period, and one of the greatest artists in all twentieth-century literature in the German language, his magnum opus....


The Collini Case: A Novel

by Ferdinand Von Schirach

The internationally bestselling courtroom drama centering on a young German lawyer and a case involving World War II

A bestseller in Germany since its 2011 release—with rights sold in seventeen countries—...


The Madonna on the Moon

by Rolf Bauerdick & David Dollenmayer

An award-winning journalist transforms his lifelong fascination with the world of the Gypsies into fiction with this exuberant, deeply enchanting debut novel—both whimsical and suspenseful—winner of the...


Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman

by Minka Pradelski & Philip Boehm

Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman is Minka Pradelski's enchanting novel of listening and telling, of the silence between Holocaust survivors and their children, and of the power of stories to mend broken bonds

When feisty...


The Taste of Apple Seeds

by Katharina Hagena

Shimmering with the incandescence and irresistible magic of the novels of Alice Hoffman, Joanne Harris, and Aimee Bender, Katharina Hagena's smash international bestseller, The Taste of Apple Seeds, is a story...


Medea

by Christa Wolf

Medea is among the most notorious women in the canon of Greek tragedy: a woman scorned who sacrifices her own children to her jealous rage. In her gripping new novel, Christa Wolf explodes this myth, revealing...


Crisis

by Hermann Hesse

This collection of poems, written during the same period as Steppenwolf, was first published in 1928 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Hesse's uneasiness about the degree of self-exposure in these quite...


In Times of Fading Light

by Eugen Ruge & Anthea Bell

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...


The Emperor's Tomb

by Joseph Roth & Michael Hofmann

An intensely beautiful book about one of history’s bleakest periods The Emperor’s Tomb – the last novel Joseph Roth wrote – is a haunting elegy to the vanished world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and...


Wrecked

by Charlotte Roche & Tim Mohr

"Sex is the answer to death."—Charlotte Roche

In her controversial first novel, Wetlands, which The New York Times called "a cri de coeur against the oppression of a waxed, shaved, douched and otherwise sanitized...


The Gordian Knot

by Bernhard Schlink

A classic noir thriller about love and deception from the bestselling author of The Reader.

 

Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by...


The Rings of Saturn

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1998

by W. G. Sebald & Michael Hulse

Shortlisted for the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Award in Fiction: "Stunning and strange . . . Sebald has done what every writer dreams of doing. . . . The book is like a dream you want to last forever. . . ....


Vertigo

by W. G. Sebald & Michael Hulse

The beguiling first novel by W. G. Sebald, one of the most enormously acclaimed European writers of our time. Vertigo, W. G. Sebald's first novel, never before translated into English, is perhaps his most amazing...


The Lime Works: A Novel

by Thomas Bernhard

For five years, Konrad has imprisoned himself and his crippled wife in an abandoned lime works where he’s conducted odd auditory experiments and prepared to write his masterwork, The Sense of Hearing. As the...