DescriptionThis brief and poignant novel from Germany explores existential questions as its 46-year-old narrator reflects on broken relationships and other failures, and struggles to come to terms with life.
The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt by Wilhelm Genazino, 2004 recipient of the Georg-Buchner-Preis, Germany's highest literary honor, is finally available to English-speaking readers in a pitch-perfect translation by Philip Boehm.
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About the Author
Philip Boehm has translated numerous works from German and Polish by writers including Ingeborg Bachmann, Franz Kafka, and Stefan Chwin. He lives in St. Louis, where he is the artistic director of Upstream Theater.