Heartstop establishes the author as a real writer whose intent is serious.
The New York Times Book Review

Available November 1, 1984

Heartstop

Fiction by Martin Grzimek

Heartstop (Stillstand des Herzens) contains three unusual and riveting stories by Martin Grzimek, a highly acclaimed young German writer. In the first, “Heartstop,” a businessman goes to a nightclub to meet his wife’s former lover but instead finds a beautiful, provocative woman. The young wife in “Timestop” would like to rid herself of her husband and does so, but in a way she did not expect. In “Finlandia,” the island in a Finnish lake where a young married couple is spending a solitary vacation turns increasingly sinister. The stories are thematically linked by an atmosphere of unease, of inevitable menace––the seemingly harmless events of everyday life weave themselves into a net in which ordinary people are caught, making time and even hearts stand still.

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9780811209229
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9780811209212
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Martin Grzimek

Contemporary German novelist

Heartstop establishes the author as a real writer whose intent is serious.
The New York Times Book Review