MICHAEL HOFMANN GERT HOFMANN LUCK

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LUCK

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A heartwrenching tale of a family's dissolution told from a child's crystalline perspective.

Luck is the beautiful, bittersweet, and very funny novel about a nuclear family living in a small German town—wonderfully translated by Gert Hofmann's son, acclaimed translator and poet Michael Hofmann. It begins and ends on the same day, the "last day" of the narrator's childhood as he prepares to leave home with Father, because Mother is waiting for her new man to arrive, and his sister will stay behind. Or will they really leave? Mother sits in her room, squirting herself with perfume. Father endlessly postpones his packing, hoping for a magical conversation that will mend his marriage. His little sister spits on her new dress, and asks....

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Gert Hofmann (1931-1993) began his career as a prolific author of radio plays. He left Germany in 1951 to teach German literature at universities in Europe and America. He did not become a full-time writer or return to Germany until 1979, when his first prose work was published. Thereafter, he produced a book a year for the rest of his life.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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