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    Born in Danzig, Germany, in 1927, GÜNTER GRASS is the widely acclaimed author of plays, essays, poems, and numerous novels. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. He lives in Germany.
    Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time.
    Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering.
    "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past.

    Winner of the Nobel Prize

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    ISBN 9780156029704
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 240
    Publisher Date 2004-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mariner Books
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Grass, Gunter

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