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

—Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love

Visitation

Fiction by Jenny Erpenbeck

Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

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Paperback (published September 30, 2010)

ISBN
9780811218351
Price US
14.95
Price CN
18.5
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
160

Ebook (published September 30, 2010)

ISBN
9780811219310
Price US
14.95

Jenny Erpenbeck

German writer and former opera director

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

—Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love

Jenny Erpenbeck is the rising star of the German literary scene.

Cosmopolitan

Love, death and passion, from the Weimar Republic to the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Wonderful German prose.

Playboy

Erpenbeck will get under your skin.

Washington Post Book World

Visitation adds to her compact scenarios something intangible and enormous, which works on them from outside their modest frames with a force eroding human history and its claims to establish durable meaning.

The Nation

Jenny Erpenbeck’s writing is a lure that leads us––off-centre, as one travels into a vortex––into the most haunted and haunting territory. This is a novel of profound clarity and precise grief.

—Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces