Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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Imagine a man who does the most unspeakable things.
Imagine the forgiveness he needs.
Imgine the pain he gives.
Imagine forgiving him.
Kris, Tamara, Frauke, and Wolf are four friends who are drifting through their twenties, underemployed and unfulfilled. Sick of being treated badly at work, they decide to start a business of their own: Sorry, an agency that brings the human touch back to corporate life by offering to apologize to those who’ve been unjustly accused, unfairly dismissed and otherwise mistreated. The corporate clients are more than happy to let someone else handle their emotional dirty work, making Sorry an instant success.
But one client hides a darker agenda. Expecting an ordinary apology job, Wolf is dispatched to the scene of a crime. In an abandoned apartment, there is a dead woman nailed to the wall. Then his phone rings and the nightmare begins: The client wants to make sure his apology is properly delivered.
Zoran Drvenkar was born in Croatia in 1967 and moved to Germany when he was three years old. He has been working as a writer since 1989 and doesn’t like to be pinned down to one genre. He has written over twenty novels, ranging from children’s and young adult books to the darker literary novels Sorry and You. In 2010, Sorry won Germany’s Friedrich-Glauser Prize for crime fiction. Drvenkar lives in an old mill just outside of Berlin.
“The kind of thriller, the kind of novel, that doesn’t come along every day. . . . Sorry thrills, and it thrills immaculately.” —Olen Steinhauer, The New York Times Book Review
“Riffing on the nature of remorse within an elegantly structured and labyrinthine plot, Drvenkar gives his lead characters complicated backstories touching on estrangement, child abuse, and grief. This is a very clever, dark read. . . . A writer to watch.” —Booklist
“Dark, demented, radical and grotesquely humorous, Sorry upends every convention of modern fiction craft, and brilliantly.” —BookPage