Cabo de Gata

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Graywolf Press
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5.4 X 0.4 X 8.1 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author
In 2011, Eugen Ruge came to international acclaim when he won the German Book Prize for In Times of Fading Light, his debut novel, which went on to be translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Berlin.

"Who among us has not been startled by our dreams, or basked in the glory of the dawning sun, or tried to write a novel and failed? Ruge asks his readers to surrender to the experience, in much the same way his narrator learns to surrender, to exist within life's harmonious contractions."--Electric Literature

"Ruge has a knowing eye for the life and rhythms of a traveler, capturing the narrator's daily rituals with detailed, delicate care. The cumulative effect is both tranquil and transportive, making Cabo de Gata a lovely little meditation on self-discovery and escape."--Buzzfeed Books

"[Cabo de Gata] reveals how deeply even the most standoffish among us yearn for a sense of belonging; and how that feeling of home and belonging can, given a routine to become accustomed to, emerge in the most unlikely of places."--PopMatters

"Quietly affecting. . . . [Cabo de Gata] poses questions about life's directions and perspectives. . . . [A] clever, stylish novel."--Shelf Awareness

"Cabo de Gata is a refreshing excursion, its moments effortlessly building meaning throughout."--Publishers Weekly

"With colloquial prose and sardonic wit, Ruge eruditely captures his narrator's precarious reality and creates a world that's a pleasure to observe and meander through. At times ruefully hilarious and absurd, this slight, philosophical book will humor anyone who's ever questioned his or her place in this unforgiving universe." --Kirkus Reviews

"Cabo de Gata is the best kind of novel--witty, lyrical, meandering, and featuring a mysterious cat. It's the kind that will make you laugh all the way through, and you won't realize it's unsettled you until you've finished and set it down. Then you'll pick it up again."--Katie Eelman, Papercuts, Boston, MA