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    Part of the Solution (German List) (Hardback) By (author) Ulrich Peltzer, Translated by Martin Chalmers

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    DescriptionIt's Berlin in the summer of 2003 - sunshine for weeks on end, weather for falling in love. And that's just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzer's acclaimed novel "Part of the Solution", does; but that's not all. Eich, a thirty-something freelance journalist, is researching a story on the radicals of the previous generation in Germany. His path keeps crossing with Nele, a young member of a left-wing group of student activists who are resistant to the increasing control and surveillance of all spheres of life by state and commercial institutions. Not just a simple love story, "Part of the Solution" is in fact a thriller that leads from Berlin into the East German countryside and finally to Paris. Peltzer's keen observations of urban life are enriched with many concrete details specific to Berlin. "Part of the Solution" captures the feel and the reality of Berlin today and goes beyond it, touching on details common to the precarious lives of all inhabitants of contemporary cities. The unlikely couple of Christian and Nele come together despite all the differences of generation and character in this decidedly political novel grounded in present-day realities. Despite his esteemed reputation in Germany, Peltzer's novels have never before been available in English and this surprising and captivating book will be a fitting introduction for English readers unfamiliar with his work.

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    Part of the Solution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ulrich Peltzer, Translated by Martin Chalmers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 718 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906497651
    ISBN 10: 1906497656

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 31
    B&T Approval Code: A24323050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC030000, FIC037000
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Translation
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    15 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ulrich Peltzer lives in Berlin and has written film scripts and five novels, including Stefan Martinez and Bryant Park. Martin Chalmers is a translator and editor living in Berlin. His translations include The Silences of Hammerstein, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, also published by Seagull Books.