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Wolf Among Wolves

Wolf Among Wolves

By Hans Fallada
Translated by Philip Owens
Restored and additionally translated by Thorsten Carstensen and Nicholas Jacobs

Wolf Among Wolves is a sprawling saga of the collapse of a culture–its economy and government–and the common man’s struggle to survive it all. Set in Weimar Germany soon after Germany’s catastrophic loss of World War I, the story follows a young gambler who loses all in Berlin, then flees the chaotic city, where worthless money and shortages are causing pandemonium. Once in the countryside, however, he finds a defeated German army that has deamped there to foment insurrection. Somehow, amidst it all, he finds romance–it’s The Year of Living Dangerously in a European setting.

Fast-moving as a thriller, fascinating as the best historical fiction, and with lyrical prose that packs a powerful emotional punch, Wolf Among Wolves is the equal of Fallada’s acclaimed Every Man Dies Alone as an immensely absorbing work of important literature.

811 pages
Melville House
ISBN 9781933633923

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