The Shadow-Boxing Woman - German List (Paperback)Inka Parei (author)
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In The Shadow-Boxing Woman, a novel from German writer Inka Parei, a decaying apartment building in post-Wall Berlin is home to Hell, a young woman with a passion for martial arts. When Hell's neighbor disappears she sets out across the city in search of the woman. In the course of her quest, she falls in love with a bank robber, confronts her own dark memories, and ends up saving more than just her missing neighbor.
What is on the surface a crime novel is actually a haunting dual portrait of a city and a woman caught up in times of change and transition. This debut novel in English combines Parei's tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail that dynamically evokes many lost and overlooked corners of Berlin.
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 211 x 124 x 15 mm
'The plot is intriguing; it is even blackly funny."--Economist, on the German edition--Economist
"Parei has written a wonderfully cruel metropolitan novel."--Der Spiegel, on the German edition --Der Spiegel
"A brilliant achievement!"--Suddeutsche Zeitung, on the German edition--Suddeutsche Zeitung
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