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  • Written by Heinrich Boll
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Written by Heinrich BollAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Heinrich Boll
Afterword by William T. VollmannAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William T. Vollmann
Translated by Leila VennewitzAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Leila Vennewitz

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On Sale: April 05, 2011
Pages: 128 | ISBN: 978-1-935554-95-0
Published by : Melville House Melville House
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Heinrich Böll’s taut and haunting first novel tells the story of twenty-four-year-old Private Andreas as he journeys on a troop train across the German countryside to the Eastern front. Trapped, he knows that Hitler has already lost the war ... yet he is suddenly galvanized by the thought that he is on the way to his death.
 
As the train hurtles on, he riffs through prayers and memories, talks with other soldiers about what they’ve been through, and gazes desperately out the window at his country racing away. With mounting suspense, Andreas is gripped by one thought over all: Is there a way to defy his fate?
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"Böll has feelingly symbolized a guilty Germany doing pennace for its sins through suffering and death."--TIme


  • The Train Was On Time by Heinrich Boll
  • March 18, 2011
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Melville House
  • $14.95
  • 9781935554325

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