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Popular fiction The appointment

  • By Herta Müller / Michael Hulse
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 9781846273766 (replaces 9781908313003)
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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'I've been summoned, Thursday, ten sharp.' So begins one day in the life of a young clothing-factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been questioned before, but this time she knows it will be worse. Her crime? Sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy.

'Marry me', the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of the country.As she rides the tram to her interrogation, her thoughts stray to her friend Lilli, shot while trying to flee to Hungary; to her grandparents, deported after her first husband informed on them; to Major Albu, her interrogator, who begins each session with a wet kiss on her fingers; and to Paul, her lover and the one person she can trust. In her distraction, she misses her stop and finds herself on an unfamiliar street.And what she discovers there suddenly puts her fear of the appointment into chilling perspective.

Bone-spare and intense, The Appointment is a pitiless rendering of the terrors of a crushing regime.

Title details

Series Popular fiction Title The appointment
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date July 2011 Authors Herta Müller / Michael Hulse
Binding Paperback Pages 224
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 200
ESB Code 56173 ISBN 9781846273766 (replaces 9781908313003)
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £7.99

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