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The Capital

Robert Menasse, Gildart Jackson (Narrated by), Jamie Bulloch (Translator)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/17/2019)
Hardcover (6/18/2019)
Paperback (4/7/2020)
Compact Disc (6/18/2019)
MP3 CD (6/18/2019)


Set on capturing the elusive inner workings of the European Union, Robert Menasse, one of Austria's most creative thinkers, moved to the EU's headquarters in Brussels for an enthralling, wine-soaked tour of supranational institutions. The resulting novel has become an international sensation, translated from German into more than twenty languages and deemed the first great EU novel (Politico). At the heart of a cast as diverse as the union itself is Fenia Xenapoulou, a Greek Cypriot recently promoted to the Department of Culture, who hopes to revamp the European Commission's image by proclaiming Auschwitz as its birthplace with the Big Jubilee Project. Other tragic heroes, clever schemers, and involuntary accomplices are intricately woven, revealing the absurdities-and real dangers-of a fiercely nationalistic union. Mordantly funny and piercingly urgent, The Capital, the winner of Germany's highest fiction prize, is an elegantly written, beautifully constructed (Die Zeit) feat of world literature.

HighBridge Audio, 9781684571949

Publication Date: June 18, 2019