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Heinrich Boll Train Was on Time

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Berlín-Friedrichshain, dodací doba +7 dní
U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana

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Penguin Books Ltd

UK

2019

Paperback

128

Standard

295616

978-0-241-37038-4

0-241-37038-8

Fiction in translation

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Twenty-four-year-old Andreas, a disillusioned German soldier, is travelling on a troop train to the Eastern Front when he has an awful premonition that he will die in exactly five days. As he hurtles towards his death, he reflects on the chaos around him - the naive soldiers, the painfully thin girl who pours his coffee, the ruined countryside - with sudden, heart-breaking poignancy. Arriving in Poland the night before he is certain he will die, he meets Olina, a beautiful prostitute, and together they attempt to escape his fate...

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