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Schadenfreude, A Love Story (Digital Audiobook)

Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For

By Rebecca Schuman, Christa Lewis (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 5, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/7/2017)
MP3 CD (6/6/2017)
Compact Disc (6/6/2017)
MP3 CD (6/6/2017)
Paperback (2/6/2018)
Compact Disc (6/6/2017)

Description

Schadenfreude is the story of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love—in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that's nearly impossible to master), a culture (that's nihilistic, but punctual), and a landscape (that's breathtaking when there's not a wall in the way).



Rebecca is an everyday, misunderstood nineties teenager with a passion for Pearl Jam and Ethan Hawke circa Reality Bites, until two men walk into her high school Civics class: Dylan Gellner, with deep brown eyes and an even deeper soul, and Franz Kafka, hitching a ride in Dylan's backpack. These two men are the axe to the frozen sea that is Rebecca's spirit, and what flows forth is a passion for all things German. First love might be fleeting, but Kafka is forever, and in pursuit of this elusive passion Rebecca will spend two decades stuttering and stumbling through German sentences, trying to win over a people who can't be bothered.



Schadenfreude, A Love Story is an exhilarating, hilarious, and yes, maybe even heartfelt memoir proving that sometimes the truest loves play hard to get.


About the Author

The narrator over sixty audiobooks, Christa Lewis has been featured in AudioFile magazine and earned multiple Earphones Awards for recordings that have become Audible bestsellers in YA and literary fiction. Christa is a classically trained actress and graduate of Boston University's actor training program. She got her start as the voice of international television station DW-TV, and has been a regular on hundreds of cartoons, museum guides, documentaries, and commercials. An experienced teacher and director, Christa teaches commercial voice-over and audiobook narration at the V. O. Dojo, at Wacky Titles, and for the GVAA. She was a panelist at the 2016 Audio Publishers Association Conference.