Go, Went, Gone

Go, Went, Gone

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The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9780811225946
Call Number: ERPENBECK
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Refugees -- Europe -- Fiction.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Bernofsky, Susan - Translator


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