Published by Diogenes as Die Taube
Original Title: Die Taube
In five months' time the guard of a Parisian bank who has come to understand that the only purpose of his job is to open the door of the director's car, will finally have fully paid off his little garret thus marking the completion of yet another chapter of his life plan. But this fatalistic course of events is abruptly called into question by a pigeon which unexpectedly appears on a hot Friday morning in August 1984.
»Süskind traces the story of Jonathan Noel, whose life evolves smoothly until his dark encounter with a beady-eyed, diabolic pigeon…frightening and surprisingly moving.«
The Guardian, London