Schoch’s novel follows the journey of the nameless first-person protagonist who tries to piece together her sister’s life following the latter’s suicide in Paris. The sister, who on the surface appears to life a simple, workaday life in the former GDR, has experience another life and the narrator’s opinion an image of her begins to dissolve as the realities of Reunification become ever-clearer. A haunting text, this novel captivates and entices.

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