Literary Book Club - Go, Went, Gone

An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: "Erpenbeck will get under your skin" (Washington Post Book World)

When a retired classics professor and widower encounters a group of African refugees on a hunger strike, his quotidian life in Berlin is disrupted. Curiosity turns to compassion as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes.

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By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811225946
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2017