Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf
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It’s bizarre, wacky, and broad—but highly entertaining, especially for fans of the Vonnegut/DFW school of the absurd.
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Set in the aftermath 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, this darkly sophisticated literary thriller by one of Germany's most celebrated writers is now available in the US for the first time.

North Africa, 1972. While the world is reeling from the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, a series of mysterious events is playing out in the Sahara. Four people are murdered in a hippie commune, a suitcase full of money disappears, and a pair of unenthusiastic detectives are assigned to investigate. In the midst of it all, a man with no memory tries to evade his armed pursuers. Who are they? What do they want from him? If he could just recall his own identity he might have a chance of working it out. . . .

This darkly sophisticated literary thriller, the last novel Wolfgang Herrndorf completed before his untimely death in 2013, is, in the words of Michael Maar, “the greatest, grisliest, funniest, and wisest novel of the past decade.” Certainly no reader will ever forget it.
 

About Wolfgang Herrndorf

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Wolfgang Herrndorf was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1965, and studied painting before turning to writing later in his career. He has written several award-winning novels for adults, and WHY WE TOOK THE CAR is his American debut. He lives in Berlin.
 
Published June 12, 2018 by NYRB Classics. 464 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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It’s bizarre, wacky, and broad—but highly entertaining, especially for fans of the Vonnegut/DFW school of the absurd.

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