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Kleinzeit by Russell Hoban


Kleinzeit by Russell Hoban

On a day like any other, Kleinzeit gets fired. Hours later, he finds himself in hospital with a pair of adventurous pyjamas and a recurring geometrical pain. Here, he falls instantly in love with a beautiful night nurse called Sister. And together they are pitched headlong into a wild and flickering world of mystery Kleinzeit. In German that means 'hero', or 'smalltime'. It depends on whom you ask. 'Russell Hoban is our Ur-novelist, a maverick voice that is like no other' - Sunday Telegraph .


'A tour de force... entirely delightful'
Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard

; On a day like any other, Kleinzeit gets fired, is booked into hospital for a recurring pain, falls in love with a beautiful night sister, and finds himself pitched headlong into a wild and flickering world of mystery...; 'Masterly... a mosaic in which each tiny fragment of wit or dirt or profundity has its appointed place

; 'Outstanding... brimming with humanity and humour... brilliant
Glasgow Herald

; 'An original... a delight to read
The Times

About the Author

Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including ANGELICA'S GROTTO, also available from Bloomsbury. He has also written some classic books for children including THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD and THE FRANCES books. He lives in London.

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Publication date

2nd January 2002


Russell Hoban

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


192 pages


Crime & mystery
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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