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Or the Curious Story about the Time Thieves and the Child Who Returned the People's Stolen Time

By Michael Ende; Marcel Dzama (Illustrator); Lucas Zwirner (Translator)

McSweeney's, Hardcover, 9781938073144, 316pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2013


The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momopublished six years earlieris the all-ages fantasy masterpiece that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking grey men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With gorgeous new illustrations by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this glorious 40th anniversary edition marks the book’s first U.S. publication in over twenty-five years.

About the Author
Michael Ende (1929-1995) was a German writer of literature, fantasy, and children's books. Most famous for his novels The Neverending Story, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, and Momo, Ende considered his works relevant for all ages. He remains one of the most popular German novelists of the twentieth century.

Marcel Dzama is an artist, born in Canada, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Lucas Zwirner is a writer and translator. Born in New York City, he graduated from Yale University in 2013, where he studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature.

Praise For Momo

"Here is a story so ingenious in its conception, so powerful in production that its message can safely slip unnoticed into the mind to linger after the splendid images begin to fade." The Times Literary Supplement