Everyone's always talking about feelings! The super-strict biology teacher Inge Lohmark can't relate to that at all. She is as merciless as Nature itself. "The Giraffe's Neck" by Judith Schalansky.
Schalansky's novel looks at the reunification in Germany through the brilliant yet belligerent eyes of a teacher stuck in an East German province during the early years of reunification.
Judith Schalansky has been awarded the prestigious Wilhelm Raabe Prize for "An Inventory of Certain Losses." At only 38, Schalansky has already been the recipient of several of Germany's top literature awards.
Revealing the suffering of the "bourgeois outsider," the Swiss poet and novelist is considered one of the 19th century's great European literati whose works are highly relevant today.
Winner of the German Book Prize, translated into many languages: Uwe Tellkamp's monumental work revives a vanished world in Dresden's bourgeoisie during the late GDR period, offering a major novel about society.
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