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Title:The Shadow-Boxing Woman
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Inka Parei, Katy Derbyshire
Publisher:Seagull Books
ISBN:1906497958
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:179
Category:German literature, Fiction, Contemporary

The Shadow-Boxing Woman by Inka Parei, Katy Derbyshire

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Shadow-Boxing Woman In i The Shadow Boxing Woman i a novel from German writer Inka Parei a decaying apartment building in post Wall Berlin is home to Hell a young woman with a passion for martial arts When Hell s neighbor disappears she sets out across the city in search of her In the course of her quest she falls in love with a bank robber confronts her own dark memories and ends up saving more than just her missing neighbor What is on the surface a crime novel is actually a haunting dual portrait of a city and a woman caught up in times of change and transition This debut novel in English combines Parei s tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail that dynamically evokes many lost and overlooked corners of Berlin

The Shadow-Boxing Woman

In i The Shadow Boxing Woman i a novel from German writer Inka Parei a decaying apartment building in post Wall Berlin is home to Hell a young woman with a passion for martial arts When Hell s neighbor disappears she sets out across the city in search of her In the course of her quest she falls in love with a bank robber confronts her own dark memories and ends up saving more than just her missing neighbor br What is on the surface a crime novel is actually a haunting dual portrait of a city and a woman caught up in times of change and transition This debut novel in English combines Parei s tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail that dynamically evokes many lost and overlooked corners of Berlin


What Darkness Was

Close to death an old man collapses and struggles to his bed The sounds of the endless night unsettle him triggering images questions and memories In i What Darkness Was i Inka Parei author of i The Shadow Boxing Woman i allows the reader to inhabit a singular German mind Precise and observant but uncomprehending and on the brink of hysteria the old man wracks his brain as the questions flow like water why did he inherit the building he now lives in Why did he leave the city that was his home for so long Is he even here voluntarily And who was that suspicious stranger on the stairs Lying in bed the old man is aware that these questions may be the last puzzles he ever solves br br Combining tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail Parei s second novel in English presents a dynamic portrait of the West German soul from World War II through the German Autumn of br


The Cold Centre

Inka Parei s novel i The Cold Centre i begins with a man who receives a startling call from his ex wife She s in the hospital awaiting a cancer diagnosis His mind races as he suddenly realizes he must find out whether she was contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Quickly returning to the city he tries to reconstruct the events of a few days so many years ago and he revisits and questions his own memories of working in the chilling cold centre the air conditioning plant for the East German party newspaper Did she come in contact with a contaminated truck from the Ukraine Was he a cog at the heart of the system failing to prevent a tragic accident Can he find out what happened before it s too late He soon begins to lose control over his days in Berlin entering into a desperate search for orientation over a fracture in his own life one he has never gotten over br br Written in Parei s characteristically precise prose i The Cold Centre i is a timely reminder of how we react to accidents nuclear and otherwise and a bleakly realistic description of East Berlin before the Wall fell Its tight and dizzying structure keeps readers on the edge of their seats as the narrator tries to solve his mystery


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