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Hans-Ulrich Treichel

Lost

(German title: Der Verlorene)
ca. 176 pages
Clothbound
1998
Hans-Ulrich Treichel
Foto: Hans-Ulrich Treichel
© Heike Steinweg

Hans-Ulrich Treichel was born in Versmold, Westphalia in 1952. He now lives in Berlin and Leipzig and is professor of German literature at the University of Leipzig.

»Hans-Ulrich Treichel’s books are a testament that we know nothing, least of all about ourselves.« Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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»Not since The Reader has a work of fiction so stunningly evoked the guilt and shame that resounds in postwar Germany. In this debut novel of astonishing originality, we bear witness to a family ravaged with regret at the loss of their child.

As a young boy, the narrator learns that his parents lost their firstborn son while fleeing the advancing Russian Army in 1945. Though his family has comfortably settled in Westphalen, the memory of Arnold continues to haunt them. The narrator shares his parents' anguish, but he can't resist feeling resentful, for his brother's absence is the most defining aspect of his life. When his parents learn of a foundling that resembles Arnold, they embark on a horrific quest to claim him as their own, only to endure a series of unanticipated twists that lead to a startling denouement. At turns uncanny, subtle, and perversely amusing, Lost is a chilling novel of mesmerizing power.« (from the book description of the English edition published by Pantheon)

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Tagesanbruch/Daybreak (2016)

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Grunewaldsee/Grunewaldsee (2010)

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Anatolin/Anatolin (2008)

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Menschenflug/A Man's Flight (2005)

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Der irdische Amor/Earthly Amor (2002)

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Tristanakkord/Trista­nakko­­rd (2000)

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