Luck

Luck Luck is the story of a nuclear family father mother daughter and son But all is not as it seems for Mother is in love with Herr Herkenrath and now father and son will have to leave home Or will th

  • Title: Luck
  • Author: Gert Hofmann Michael Hofmann
  • ISBN: 9780811215022
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Luck

    Luck is the story of a nuclear family father, mother, daughter and son But all is not as it seems, for Mother is in love with Herr Herkenrath, and now father and son will have to leave home Or will they The mother sits in her room, squirting herself with perfume, waiting for her new man to arrive and her old one to go Everyone makes their own luck in this life she telLuck is the story of a nuclear family father, mother, daughter and son But all is not as it seems, for Mother is in love with Herr Herkenrath, and now father and son will have to leave home Or will they The mother sits in her room, squirting herself with perfume, waiting for her new man to arrive and her old one to go Everyone makes their own luck in this life she tells her children The father sits in his room, planning another novel Why doesn t his writing sell Is it just bad luck Thomas Mann s first book was rejected five times, after all When he takes his son for a walk, the townspeople wish them all the luck in the world We ll see about that he says The little sister is the lucky one she gets to stay at home Then again, the son won t have to put up with Herr Herkenrath s annoying habits and his smelly feet So maybe he s lucky to be going.But will they really leave for Russdorf Or is it Berlin Or Africa Or will Father manage to win Mother round at the very last minute Only time will tell, but time is running out The moving van is on its way.Soon Herr Herkenrath will arrive and the whole family will sit down for the last time to coffee and crumb cake But maybe, with any luck, Herr Herkenrath will choke on the crumbs A child s eye view of a family in decline, Gert Hofmann s Luck mixes humor and suspense with a heartbreaking pathos.

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    One thought on “Luck

    1. Mariel

      What if all goes well?Then she can wash his socks, beginning Monday.And his underpants? asked my sister.Them as well, said Father, and laughed. He was being very malicious. And all the plates and spoons and coffeepots that we had always used, and that Mother would now use with Herr Herkenrath, I thought. But enough of that, said Father, I need to think! There, have another look out of the window, soon we won't be able to do that any more! Father malingers to fate, looking for a sign that he is n [...]

    2. João Reis

      Um livro engraçadíssimo, e com traços de expressionismo alemão que o demarcam de outros livros do mesmo género. A irmã é uma personagem inesquecível. Se Hofmann se tivesse contido mais no vocabulário do narrador, o livro seria quase perfeito. É um grande livro, e o nível dos diálogos é difícil de ultrapassar.

    3. D. Thompson

      Having studied under Michael Hofmann he mentioned many things about his father's book that he has translated. In part the book tells a true story of his father and the little boy of course was Michael. A truly great read.

    4. Kris McCracken

      It really just didn't do it for me. The major characters failed to engender any kind of sympathy, and while the young narrator could have played this role, he seemed merely a cypher to the other (frustrating and annoying) people in his life.

    5. Ryan

      3 1/2 stars. The father is the most memorable of all--and perhaps the young girl--with such a generosity of spirit despite of all his glaring failures. Luck had me laughing aloud on more than one occasion. (Ryan O'Connor)

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