Ghosts of Berlin : stories / Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Emma Rault.
Contributor(s): Rault, Emma [translator.]Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, Copyright date: ©2019Description: 180 pages ; 21 cmISBN: 1612197515; 9781612197517Uniform titles: Truggestalten. English Subject(s): Short stories, German -- Translations into English | Berlin (Germany) -- FictionGenre/Form: Ghost stories. DDC classification: 833.92
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Tandem -- Ball lightning -- Needle and thread -- Ifrit -- Key -- Ex patria -- Double-decker
"In these hair-raising stories from the celebrated filmmaker and author Rudolph Herzog, millennial Berliners discover that the city is still the home of many unsettled--and deeply unsettling--ghosts. And those ghosts are not very happy about the newcomers. Thus the coddled daughter of a rich tech executive finds herself slowly tormented by the poltergeist of a Weimer-era laborer, and a German intelligence officer confronts a troll wrecking havoc upon the city's unbuilt airport. An undead Nazi sympathizer romances a Greek emigre, while Turkish migrants curse the gentrifiers that have evicted them. Herzog's keen observational eye and acid wit turn modern city stories into deliciously dark satires that ride the knife-edge of suspenseful and terrifying."--Amazon.com.
Translated from the German.