Chris’ Fiction in Translation Bundle



This bundle includes three novels in translation chosen by Daunt bookseller Chris.

Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck and translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky is a novel that takes in all the human drama which unfolds over the 20th century on a single plot of land in Brandenburg.

Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo and translated from the French by Howard Curtis, has all the hallmarks of classic noir fiction. Fabio Montale has grown up in a rough area of Marseilles. Now a detective, he finds he has personal connections to the case he is working. It’s a gripping journey through the streets of the city which tourists never see.

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa and translated from Japanese by Stephen Snyder  is the story of a friendship – between an elderly maths professor and the woman who cares for him. Ogawa writes movingly about the human need for connection while also making abstract mathematics an integral (and intelligible) part of her story.

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Weight 1.2 kg