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Olga

Olga

Published by Diogenes as Olga
English Title: Olga

The grand new novel by the author of New York Times #1 bestseller The Reader!

This is the story of a woman who fights and finds herself, and a man who dreams and loses himself. Their moving love is entwined with the twisting paths of German history, leading us from the late 19th to the early 21st century, from Germany to Africa and the Arctic, from the Baltic Sea to Southwest Germany.
An intelligent woman fights the prejudices of her time.
A hopeless man loses himself in African and Arctic escapades, driven by the power-hungry dreams of his time. He can only confront reality in failure – like so many of his generation. She remains tied to him throughout her life – in thought, letters and a great rebellion. This is the story of their love.

A novel full of history.


General Fiction
320 pages
2018

978-3-257-07015-6

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 »Schlink is a brilliant stylist; this bittersweet love affair is deeply moving.« 

Volker Albers / Hamburger Abendblatt

»Schlink was and is an author for readers who love intelligently told stories. And they won’t be disappointed by Olga

Martin Ebel / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»An insightful novel about love, friendship, and almost a century of German history.«

Franziska Trost / Kronen Zeitung, Vienna

»Olga is more the collective drama of a century than a personal destiny; the story this novel tells is that of history itself – narrated by the great historical confusions.«

Britta Heidemann / WAZ, Essen

»The fact that we can picture Olga before us so vividly is thanks to Bernhard Schlink's simple yet genius trick of employing four classic narrative perspectives – it’s almost a lesson in epic writing.«

Birgit Eckes / Kölnische Rundschau

»Olga is captivating. Bernhard Schlink tells the story in lucid, serene language.«

Kester Schlenz / stern, Hamburg

»With Olga, Bernhard Schlink broaches topics, about which little has been written, such as German colonialism, and the fate of German-speaking refugees from Eastern Europe.«

De Standaard, Antwerp

»Olga is a beautiful, polyphonic novel about highly unequal lovers.«

de Volkskrant, Amsterdam

 »Schlink is a brilliant stylist; this bittersweet love affair is deeply moving.« 

Volker Albers / Hamburger Abendblatt

»Schlink was and is an author for readers who love intelligently told stories. And they won’t be disappointed by Olga

Martin Ebel / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»An insightful novel about love, friendship, and almost a century of German history.«

Franziska Trost / Kronen Zeitung, Vienna

»Olga is more the collective drama of a century than a personal destiny; the story this novel tells is that of history itself – narrated by the great historical confusions.«

Britta Heidemann / WAZ, Essen

»The fact that we can picture Olga before us so vividly is thanks to Bernhard Schlink's simple yet genius trick of employing four classic narrative perspectives – it’s almost a lesson in epic writing.«

Birgit Eckes / Kölnische Rundschau

»Olga is captivating. Bernhard Schlink tells the story in lucid, serene language.«

Kester Schlenz / stern, Hamburg

»With Olga, Bernhard Schlink broaches topics, about which little has been written, such as German colonialism, and the fate of German-speaking refugees from Eastern Europe.«

De Standaard, Antwerp

»Olga is a beautiful, polyphonic novel about highly unequal lovers.«

de Volkskrant, Amsterdam
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