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Der Stotterer

The Stutterer

Published by Diogenes as Der Stotterer
Original Title: Der Stotterer

The latest novel by the acclaimed author of the international bestselling novel Melnitz is a book about the power of language, both philosophical and playful.

Being a stutterer, Johannes Hosea Stärckle trusts entirely in the power of the written word and uses it ruthlessly, in self-defence and for his career. A fraud case – he calls it a writerly carelessness – puts him in prison. Using letters, avowals and invented stories, he tries to win over the people who have a say over his life behind bars: the prison chaplain, the drugs boss, his publisher.


General Fiction
416 pages
2019

978-3-257-07067-5

World rights are handled by Diogenes

Film rights are handled by Diogenes

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»Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.«

 

Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich

»Charles Lewinsky is a literary jack of all trades. Wielding a sharp pen and with a keen eye he moves between different genres in a virtuoso manner. He has dedicated his life to words and is one of the most read Swiss authors today.«

 

Kurt Aeschbacher / SRF 1, Zurich

»This is a masterful novel by a writer who has already created a reputation for himself in English with the sweeping family saga Melnitz

 

New Books in German, London

»An exhilarating read: intelligent, sophisticated – what else do you want?«

Denis Scheck / ARD

»Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.«

 

Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich

»Charles Lewinsky is a literary jack of all trades. Wielding a sharp pen and with a keen eye he moves between different genres in a virtuoso manner. He has dedicated his life to words and is one of the most read Swiss authors today.«

 

Kurt Aeschbacher / SRF 1, Zurich

»This is a masterful novel by a writer who has already created a reputation for himself in English with the sweeping family saga Melnitz

 

New Books in German, London

»An exhilarating read: intelligent, sophisticated – what else do you want?«

Denis Scheck / ARD
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