Berlin, Spring of 1995. While a group of neo-Nazis are preparing an anniversary bash of disastrous proportions, an old physics professor returns to Potsdam to atone for his sins, an Italian postdoc designs an experiment that will determine the fate of the universe, and, in a room at Le CharitÇ, a Holocaust survivor tells his tale to the willing ear of a young psychologist. Who is that talking cat, why do ghosts of SS soldiers roam the city, and what is Speer's favorite actress up to?
Moving back and forth between the main stages of the past century Berlin united and divided, Boston, Los Alamos, Auschwitz Omega Minor is a novel of big ideas, a tale of survival of the soul cast in a whirlwind plot that is in turns smart, inquisitive, funny, violent, nutty, pornographic, moving, deeply compassionate, and profoundly moral. Or not.
Do scars ever heal? Can history be transcended? And will love, for once, save the world? Welcome to Omega Minor, where nothing is ever what it seems and nothing ever ends.
"A powerful, imposing novel. One of the rare literary works that instills deep gratitude in the reader. Omega Minor is the great novel that the twentieth century still owed us."
|Details||Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (27 Nov 2007)
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm