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Every Man Dies Alone

Every Man Dies Alone

By Hans Fallada
Translated by Michael Hofmann

This rediscovered masterpiece, lost after World War II, was translated for the first time into English in 2009 by Melville House and became one of the most acclaimed books of the year.
It presents a rich detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells a sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand against the Nazis when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.
In the end, it’s more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order-it’s a deeply moving story of two people who stand up for what’s right, and for each other.

This new Hybridbook Edition includes never before translated essays and letters by the author, an afterword telling the shocking story of Hans Fallada's life, excerpts from the original Gestapo files the story is based upon, and a readers' guide for book clubs.

544 Pages
Melville House
ISBN 9781935554042

$16.95 $16.95