Erpenbeck’s writing is so concentrated, so dense, that a slim volume of stories packs the weight of the world.

—Ira Panic

The Old Child & Other Stories

Fiction by Jenny Erpenbeck

Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

The Old Child & Other Stories introduces in English one of Germany’s most original and brilliant young authors, Jenny Erpenbeck. Written in spare, highly concentrated language, “a sustained feat of verbal economy” (Die Zeit), the one novella and four stories in The Old Child go beyond the limits of the expected, the real. Dark, serious, often mystical, these marvelous fictions about women’s lives provide glimpses into the minds of outcasts and eccentrics, at the same time bearing out Dostoevsky’s comment that hope can be found so long as a man can see even a tiny view of the sky.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2005)

ISBN
9780811216081
Price US
14.95
Price CN
21
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
128

Jenny Erpenbeck

German writer and former opera director

Erpenbeck’s writing is so concentrated, so dense, that a slim volume of stories packs the weight of the world.

—Ira Panic