An extraordinarily moving and often very funny novel with the resonance of The Reader. The narrator is a young boy who is told that his parents, while escaping East Germany to the west ran into a troop of Russians and his mother fearing that she, her husband and Arnold, their first born, would be shot, shoved her child into the arms of a passing woman who disappeared immediately in the tide of refugees. Neither father nor mother were shot and they are faced with the terrible realisation that Arnold's life was never really in danger.The story is told by the younger son, a boy who is never named and is ignored by his parents as his mother becomes obsessed with finding her lost child. The search, via the Youth service is both incredibly funny and very unsettling as the narrator has very ambivalent feelings towards his invisible elder brother and what seems like his parents' insanity. The story builds to a powerful and devastating conclusion when, perhaps, Arnold has finally been found...This book has huge commercial potential and is absolutely compelling from first page to last.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Hans-Ulrich Treichel is professor of German literature at the University of Leipzig. He has written five volumes of poetry. His first novel, Lost, about a child whose family search for his brother in the aftermath of the Second World War, is published by Picador.
Lost by Hans-Ulrich Treichel
Used - Very Good
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.