Book is BRAND NEW! No remainder mark. ; 0.8 x 7.5 x 4.5 Inches; 272 pages;
A heartwrenching tale of a family's dissolution told from a child's
Luck is the beautiful,
bittersweet, and very funny novel about a nuclear family living in a small
German townwonderfully 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....