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The Resource Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky

Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky

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Go, went, gone
Title
Go, went, gone
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, 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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Summary
Richard is a widower and a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin, and whose life is routine until the day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike. As he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates, he finds he has more in common with them than he realizes
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10599251
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Erpenbeck, Jenny
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Bernofsky, Susan
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True
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  • Refugees
  • Widowers
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Refugees
  • Widowers
  • Europe
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • Translation of: Gehen, ging, gegangen
  • "New Directions paperbook original"--from back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975847010
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780811225946
Lccn
2017013730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975847010
Label
Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • Translation of: Gehen, ging, gegangen
  • "New Directions paperbook original"--from back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975847010
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780811225946
Lccn
2017013730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975847010

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