By Irmgard Keun
Sanna and her ravishing pal Gerti could quite communicate of affection than politics, yet in Nineteen Thirties Frankfurt, politics can't be escaped--even within the lady's toilet. Crossing city one night to satisfy up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the gang is going mad striving to trap a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and within the lengthy hours after nighttime Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, loss of life, and the heartbreaking fact of being younger in an period with out innocence or romance.
In 1937, German writer Irmgard Keun had only in the near past fled Nazi Germany together with her lover Joseph Roth whilst she wrote this narrow, beautiful, and devastating ebook. It captures the insufferable stress, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no different novel. but at the same time it exposes human folly, the ebook exudes a hopeful humanism. it really is jam-packed with humor and lightweight, while it describes the 1st moments of a nightmare. After middle of the night is a masterpiece that merits to be learn and remembered anew.
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