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André Kubiczek

Skizze eines Sommers
(A Sketch of Summer)

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Rowohlt Berlin
ISBN: 978 3 87134 811 2
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"Skizze eines Sommers” is a late-era-GDR novel and panorama of the period – presented using the techniques of young adult novels for adults. With the knowledge of maturity, we read about the troubles of youth. There is a magic inherent in youth that never emerges again later in life. In passing, we learn about two social classes in the former German Democratic Republic: the privileged and the common people. The protagonist tells his story ever so innocently – which is exactly the book’s narrative approach as well. A lightly told coming-of-age story with wonderfully drawn characters. A lovely book, full of wit and depth, that is a pleasure to read.
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André Kubiczek, born in Potsdam in 1969, lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin. In 2002, he published the novel "Junge Talente” and, in 2003, "Die Guten und die Bösen”. They were followed by "Oben leuchten die Sterne”, "Kopf unter Wasser” and "Der Genosse, die Prinzessin und ihr lieber Herr Sohn”. In 2007, André Kubiczek won the Candide Prize. Most recently, he published "Das fabelhafte Jahr der Anarchie” (2014).
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