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The fox was ever the hunter : a novel / Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm.

Author/creator Müller, Herta, 1953- author.
Other author/creatorBoehm, Philip translator.
Format Electronic, Book, and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description237 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleFuchs war damals schon der Jäger. English
Scope and content "An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism. Romania--the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on all of the group. One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it's the hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur is a sign that she is being tracked by the secret police--the fox was ever the hunter. Images of photographic precision combine into a kaleidoscope of terror as Adina and her friends struggle to keep mind and body intact in a world pervaded by complicity and permeated with fear, where it's hard to tell victim from perpetrator. In The Fox Was Always a Hunter, Herta Müller once again uses language that displays the "concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose"--As the Swedish Academy noted upon awarding her the Nobel Prize--to create a hauntingly cinematic portrayal of the corruption of the soul under totalitarianism"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteTranslated from the German.
Genre/formPolitical fiction.
Genre/formElectronic books.
Genre/formFiction.
Genre/formHistory.
Genre/formPolitical fiction.
LCCN 2015032783
ISBN9780805093025 hardcover
ISBN0805093028 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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