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Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?, Fallada,  Hans
Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch?
Hans Fallada

Paperback $2.50 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 26/Feb/2018 - ISBN: 9780241339244

It was what we call in the trade a potato . . . '

Tales of low-lifes and grifters trying to make ends meet in pre-War Germany. Hans Fallada was born in Germany in 1893. His life was checkered by a failed adolescent suicide pact in which his friend died, addiction to morphine and alcohol, periods of incarceration in prison and mental hospitals, and brushes with the Nazi regime. His most famous novels include Little Man, What Now?, The Drinker and Alone in Berlin, written in 24 days. Fallada died weeks before its publication, in February 1947 in Berlin. Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.

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