Frank Baer: Max's Gang. penguin (Paperback, Literary Fiction)

Max's Gang


Original Title: Die Magermilchbande

Paperback, 416 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-10064-5
€ 10.00 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: March 13, 2017
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (14)


Rights sold to: Turkey (Palto)

Full English translation available

Frank  Baer - Max's Gang


A compelling novel about five children fleeing homewards in 1945

April 1945: led by Maxe Milk, a group of Berlin school children sent to Pilsen wander through the turmoils of war in the direction of home – among defeated soldiers, colonies of prisoners and refugee treks, cross-country through woods and over fields, on foot, in freight trains, on trucks and horse carts. They see the dead by the side of the road, encounter American soldiers and people who have barricaded themselves in their homes and farms.

When at last they are back home in a Berlin of ruins and rubble, none of them find what they have been dreaming of during their long journey.

The modern classic available again at last.

Praise for Max’s Gang:

"Baer vividly projects the characters, their relationships, the dangers and hurdles on their way, and the atmosphere of turmoil, without sensationalism, sentimentality, or moralizing. The account makes compelling reading." Kirkus Review


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