The German Book Office’s September Book of the Month is Fame by Daniel Kehlmann.
From the press release: “Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers.”
Not only is it one of our favorites, Jonathan Franzen loves it, too: “The young Austrian prodigy, famous everywhere but in the United States, has given us a real beauty of a book, farcical, satiric, melancholic, and humane.”
Want to win a FREE copy? Send your name and mailing address today (September 1) to gregg (at) newyork (dot) gbo (dot) org. Books will go out to every 9th respondent (in honor of the 9 episodes of the book) until our supply runs out. Please note — because the book is not officially released until September 14, we will not send out any books until then.