Coverbild Days of Night von Yorck Kronenberg, ISBN-978-3-423-28060-0
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Days of Night

Anton, an elderly professor of literature from Frankfurt, owns a house on the English coast. One day it is burgled, and although no harm comes to him or his wife, he feels sick at heart and overcome with a sense of impotence. Increasingly he finds himself thinking back to his childhood in 1940s Germany. Anton’s father, an unemployed violinist, despised Nazism, but the regime met with considerable support in the neighbourhood – and indeed with Anton’s grandparents. Unaware of the magnitude of his action, the boy denounced his father to a neighbour.

One sleepless night, driven by haunting memories and visions from his childhood, Anton leaves his house. His walk takes him along the coast—and becomes a wrestling match with his inner demons.

Atmospherically charged and profoundly compelling, Yorck Kronenberg’s novel describes the life-long effects of a tragic childhood.

About the author
Portrait des Autors Yorck Kronenberg

Yorck Kronenberg

Yorck Kronenberg was born in 1973. He studied piano and composition in Lübeck. As a pianist, he won the International JS Bach Competition in Saarbrücken in 1998. He has also received numerous awards for his literary work, including bursaries from the Lower Saxony Foundation, the Ahrenshoop Lukas Artists’ Residence and the Berlin Literary Colloquium.
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