By Marcel Möring
In a wealthy tapestry of types, delusion, and philosophical speculations, Marcel Möring leads us on a voyage throughout the darkish center of the 20 th century and during a vibrant exploration of loss and guilt. Loosely in keeping with Dante's Inferno, this bold and mesmerizing novel—an in-depth research of Europeans' angst and worry after the Holocaust—confirms Möring's position between "the ranks of crucial eu writers of his generation" (Die Welt).
1945. Jacob Noah emerges from hiding to find that his relatives has perished lower than the Nazis. Rebuilding his existence, Noah turns into a shoemaker within the Dutch city of Assen. through the years, he patiently expands his enterprise and at last turns into the city's such a lot influential entrepreneur. but good fortune can't alleviate his loneliness and anguish nor the tragedy of history.
Nearly 40 years later, this dispirited, loveless guy veers off the line in a sad twist of fate. yet rather than getting into death's abyss, Noah reveals himself on a trip via his soul. Guided by means of a peddler, he descends into the town's smoky heart, a artifical hell comparable to Dante's Inferno. however it isn't until eventually he encounters a tender guy named Marcus Kolpa, a revered highbrow suffering from the consequences of his Jewish id and the shared historical past of his humans, that Noah is ready to really comprehend the that means of his personal existence and the tragedies he has skilled.