Description - Luck by Gert Hofmann
A child's-eye view of a family in decline, Gert Hofmann's Luck mixes humout and suspence with a heartbreaking pasthos. The is the story of a nuclear family- father, mother, daughter and son. But all is not what it seems, for the mother is in love with Herr Herenrath, and now father and sons will have to leave home. Or will they? Mother sits in her room, wating for her new man to arrive and her old one to go. Father sits in his room, plannign another novel. The little sister is the lucky one- she gets to stay at home. But the son won't have to put up with Herr Herkrnrath's annoying habits and his smelly feet. So maybe he is lucky to be going. Only time will tell, but time is running out. The removal van is on its way.
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Author Biography - Gert Hofmann
Gert Hoffman was born in Limbach, Saxony, in 1931, and died in Erding near Munich, in 1993. For many years he made a living lecturing on German Literature at universities in Europe and America. Although a prolific writer of radio plays, he did not become a full-time writer until 1979, when his first prose work was published. Thereafter, he produced a novel a year for the rest of his life.