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Kairos : Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize by Jenny Erpenbeck

Author: Jenny Erpenbeck


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Page Count:304

Date Published:11 Apr 2024



Winner of the International Booker Prize 2024.

‘An ambitious story of love and betrayal’ – Irish Times

‘The ending is like a bomb thrown into your room — you’ll be reeling for days and weeks to come.’ – Neel Mukherjee

Berlin. 11 July 1986. They meet by chance on a bus.

She is a young student, he is older and married. Theirs is an intense and sudden attraction, fuelled by a shared passion for music and art, and heightened by the secrecy they must maintain. But when she strays for a single night he cannot forgive her and a dangerous crack forms between them, opening up a space for cruelty, punishment and the exertion of power.

And the world around them is changing too: as the GDR begins to crumble, so too do all the old certainties and the old loyalties, ushering in a new era whose great gains also involve profound loss. From a prize-winning German writer, this is the intimate and devastating story of the path of two lovers through the ruins of a relationship, set against the backdrop of a seismic period in European history.

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