Wonderful, elegant, and exhilarating…ferocious as well as virtuosic.

—Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books

Now a New Directions paperback

The End of Days

Fiction by Jenny Erpenbeck

Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

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Paperback (published February 8, 2016)

ISBN
9780811225137
Price US
15.95
Price CN
20.95
Page Count
320

Clothbound (published February 8, 2016)

ISBN
9780811221924
Price US
23.95
Price CN
26.95
Page Count
320

Ebook (published February 8, 2016)

ISBN
9780811221931
Page Count
320

Jenny Erpenbeck

German writer and former opera director

Wonderful, elegant, and exhilarating…ferocious as well as virtuosic.

—Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books

Words and stories and memory are the vehicle by which the readers moves, intoxicatingly and fearlessly, through a dizzying but magnificent series of terrains.

—Michele Filgate, Boston Globe

One of the finest, most exciting authors alive.

—Michael Faber

Erpenbeck’s prose, intense and fluent, is luminously translated by Susan Bernofsky.

—James Wood, The New Yorker

Erpenbeck’s metaphysical fictions are strange and beautiful, stern and compelling. This devastating work is as light as a dream and as unrelenting as real life. […] No reader can feel untouched by Erpenbeck’s inspired, and inspiring, vision.

—Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times

This slim novel packs a mighty punch and richly deserves its numerous accolades.

—Lucy Popescu, The Huffington Post

The End of Days is a brilliant study of loss and mourning. … Erpenbeck’s novel chronicles the twentieth century in a way that other Familienromane do not.

—Necia Chronister, World Literature Today

One of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation, Erpenbeck follows up the celebrated novel Visitation with a heady conceit located somewhere between Cloud Atlas and Groundhog Day

The Millions

Erpenbeck’s writing is a lure that leads us–off-centre, as into a vortex–into the most haunted and haunting territory.

—Anne Michaels

Dreamlike, almost incantatory prose.

Vogue

The brutality of her subjects, combined with the fierce intelligence and tenderness at work behind her restrained, unvarnished prose, is overwhelming.

—Nicole Krauss

A true miniaturist.

—Jenny Hendrix, Bookforum