"Inventive and deeply affecting, this remarkable fiction lingers in the mind long after the last page has been turned." --The Independent
"This is a tale of a marriage gone awry and the potential loneliness of cohabitation ... but Matthias Politycki leavens his grim tale with playful teasing of his reader's expectations." --Times Literary Supplement
"A teasing, testing story that makes you want to revisit and seek out those fascinating fragments you might just have missed." --Lancashire Evening Post
"In this elegantly realised novella, Politycki dissects a failed marriage with acute psychological insight and reminds us of how swiftly a breakdown in communication can make our own and others' existence unfathomable."
--The Independent on Sunday
About the Author
Matthias Politycki, born in 1955, has published over 20 novels and poetry collections. He is ranked among the most successful literary authors writing in German. His books have sold over 200.000 copies and have been translated into several languages, including French and Italian. Next World Novella was first published in German in 2009.