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Too Far Afield
Two elderly German men, Theo Wuttke and Ludwig Hoftaller, both in their seventies, and who now work for a company set up to privatize the former East Germany, find themselves examining their country's past and present in Gunter Grass' “Too Far Afield.” This is a poignant accounting of their feelings as the Berlin Wall has fallen around them, and it is their jobs to make some sense outof the whole thing. Bizarre, surreal, comic, tragic--this book i...