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

The fox was ever the hunter : a novel / Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm.
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ISBN 9781846274763 (paperback)
Author Müller, Herta, 1953- author.
Title The fox was ever the hunter : a novel / Herta Müller ; translated by Philip Boehm.
Publisher/Date New York : Metropolitan Books, 2016.
©2009
Pagination etc. 237 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Note "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 isa 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 andpermeated 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 awardingher the Nobel Prize--to create a hauntingly cinematic portrayal of the corruption of the soul under totalitarianism"--
Subject Romania -- History -- 1944-1989 -- Fiction
Political fiction.
Added Author Boehm, Philip translator.
Shelf Location F MULL
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