‘What makes this novel [. . .] ultimately satisfying and worthwhile is its glimmering prose, the fascinating and highly changeable life of our protagonist, and the constant rain that ties together every event.’ —Three Percent
‘Loschutz's stories-within-stories are workingman’s tales zigzagging through the world from Berlin to Manhattan, from Vienna to Poland. His heroes are truckers and porters, bargemen and naval cadets, on boats and trains and cross-country trucks, making their way through the fog and the rain, encountering little horrors along the way.’ —Shelf Awareness
‘A fascinating novel, whose spell the reader will hardly be able to resist.’ —Die Zeit
‘Just as a fish pulled ashore panics because of the failure of its gills to breathe, so does the extraordinarily powerful language of the round of stories mount into a threatening rhapsody.’ —Kulturspiegel
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