Lost Summer

Germany's smoking on the balcony

Original Title: Der verlorene Sommer

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 192 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-20624-7
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: April 19, 2021
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Ukraine (Komora)

Wladimir  Kaminer - Lost Summer


The master of the short form conjures a smart piece of entertainment out of the crisis

Spring 2020. People are waking up from hibernation and stretching their limbs in the sun, entirely oblivious to what's in store for them. In faraway China, a pangolin with a cold has apparently sneezed on a bat – and thus a virus is born that ends up paralysing the whole world. Yet there is one thing it can't touch: Wladimir Kaminer's curiosity.

How did we deal with face masks, lockdown, and the closing of pubs? What did the first tentative relaxation measures feel like? How had the world outside changed? With humour and empathy, Wladimir Kaminer describes the so-called coronauts' everyday life, and the gradual transformation of our reality.




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