Adam and Evelyn

Adam and Evelyn

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From one of Germanya€™s finest writers comes a wonderfully light and humorous novel set during the tumultuous events of 1989. A wobbling Hungary has just opened its borders to Austria enabling a flood of refugees to escape, the Berlin Wall is on the cusp of falling, and, yet, seemingly sheltered from this onrushing new world in their idyllic East German home are Adam, a tailor and dressmaker who enjoys a life of dressing (and undressing) his appreciative clientele, and Evelyn, Adama€™s restless girlfriend. Having just unexpectedly quit her job as a waitress, Evelyn returns home one day to find Adam sleeping with one of his customers. Calmly, but quickly, Evelyn packs her belongings and runs off to Hungary on a vacation she had originally planned to take with Adam. Accompanying Evelyn on her journey is her friend Simone and Michael, Simonea€™s West German cousin. In hot pursuit, however, to everyonea€™s surprise or dismay, is Adam. Following the group in his familya€™s rickety 1961 Communist-made automobile, Adam chases after Evelyn, banishing himself from his Garden of Eden as she pursues her very own idea of heaven. As Adam and Evelyn are swept out on a Western tide of new freedomsa€”helping refugees and helping themselves to impetuous trysts with others along the waya€”they find themselves forced to adjust to life in a world forever changed. Paradise regained? Perhaps not. Upending our expectations from the start, Adam and Evelyn is a deceptively simple love story that will enthrall longtime readers and those new to the delights of Ingo Schulzea€™s stories alike. From the Hardcover edition.Lillia#39;s things in the workshop, but she had to send him upstairs again bee-.inse he had retumed without her bra, and without the photograph too. He had to pass Evelyna#39;s room again, move up and down the creaking stairs againa€”but only with the photo. Evelyn had probably stashed ... He had found the half-eaten bowl of quince preserves on top of the breadbox and put it in the fridge. Instead of the cuttinganbsp;...

Title:Adam and Evelyn
Author: Ingo Schulze
Publisher:Knopf - 2011-11-08

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