Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Arnon Grünberg

Blauer Montag (1997)
Statisten (1999)
Phantomschmerz (2003)
Der Vogel ist krank (2005)
Gnadenfrist (2006)
Der Heilige des Unmöglichen (2007)
Tirza (2008)
Mitgenommen (2010)
Mit Haut und Haaren (2012)
Der jüdische Messias (2013)
Der Mann, der nie krank war (2014)
Muttermale (2016)


Marek van der Jagt

Amour fou (2002)
Monogam (2003)



 
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Gnadenfrist



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ISBN 3-257-86132-X
Publisher Diogenes, Zürich
Original title Het aapje dat geluk pakt (2004)
Year 2006
Country Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Language German
Translator Rainer Kersten

Description

Monkey Grabbing Hold of Happiness

Jean Baptist Warnke is a diplomat who works for the Dutch embassy in Lima, Peru. He is married, has two children and seems to be happy. But then he meets Malena in the café El Corner. The formal man falls hopelessly in love and begins an affair with this Peruvian girl. The story is situated during the hostage in the Japanese embassy and it is very unclear where love ends and politics begin.

Read an excerpt in English here.


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Adaptations


Left: Audiobook of Monkey Grabbing Hold of Happiness. Christian Berkel reads the story. Der Audio Verlag, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg 2006.


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