The Resource Kruso

Kruso

Label
Kruso
Title
Kruso
Statement of responsibility
Lutz Seiler ; translated by Tess Lewis
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The lyrical, bestselling 2014 German Book Prize winner. It is 1989, and a young literature student named Ed, fleeing unspeakable tragedy, travels to the Baltic island of Hiddensee. Long shrouded in myth, the island is a notorious destination for hippies, idealists, and those at odds with the East German state. On the island, Ed stumbles upon the Klausner, Hiddensee's most popular restaurant, and ends up washing dishes there, despite his lack of papers. Although he is keen to remain on the sidelines, Ed feels drawn towards the charismatic Kruso, unofficial leader of the seasonal workers. Everyone dances to Kruso's tune. He is on a mission — but to what end, and at what cost? Ed finds himself drawn ever deeper into the island's rituals, and ever more in need of Kruso's acceptance and affection. As the wave of history washes over the German Democratic Republic, the friends' grip on reality loosens and life on the island will never be the same. PRAISE FOR LUTZ SEILER 'An enigmatic Bildungsroman, adapting the literary trope of the island refuge to the dying days of East German socialism ... English readers can delight in this prizewinning translation from Tess Lewis, which renders Seiler's vision in prose of startling clarity.' The Saturday Age 'Kruso [is] the first worthy successor to Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain to appear in contemporary German literature.' Der Spiegel
Member of
Summary
As the Iron Curtain starts to fray, a young man falls under the spell of a charismatic outsider
Storyline
Writing style
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10677092
Cataloging source
BT
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1963-
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  • Seiler, Lutz
  • Lewis, Tess
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lewis, Tess
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Kruso
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:27d3b581-1c61-401e-bf71-6977d25bf987
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925307955
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Kruso
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:27d3b581-1c61-401e-bf71-6977d25bf987
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925307955
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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