- Luchterhand (Germany)
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About the book
Samuel Hagenau works on the grounds of Westerbork, a WWII transit camp, as an archaeologist. On the day his wife announces that she will pick up the last of her things, he wanders into the forest to organise his thoughts. The discovery of a dead man sends him even further back to the question of who he was and who he is.
Recurring themes in Marcel Möring’s work include the Jewish diaspora, uprooting, history, the search for identity and for a home. In Amen these subjects are interwoven in an astonishing and personal fashion.