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Martin Lechner - Petty Cash

Georg runs – for his happiness, his mind, his life.

Apprentice Georg Rohrs isn't the sharpest tool in the box. But he has a dream: he wants to be the elevator boy in a seaside hotel, wants to escape on the night train with his first love Marlies and escape the confinement of his life at home. When Georg happens upon a dead body and accidentally steals his boss's suitcase full of dirty cash, his life begins to unravel: within a single weekend Georg loses his job, his apartment, his parents, his friends, his money, his love and maybe a piece of his sanity – and yet, at the end of this neck-breaking tour-de-force, an unknown sense of freedom awaits him... Martin Lechner's fast-paced debut novel is a whirlwind adventure where provincial comedy meets literary genius. Nominated for the German Book Prize 2014 (Longlist)

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2nd edition
264 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701716227
Release date: 06.02.2014

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Author
Martin Lechner

born 1974 in Lüneburg, studied philosophy and literary studies at the University of Potsdam. He has contributed to literary magazines such as "Bella Triste", "manuskripte", and "Edit" and has published several short stories. His debut novel,"Kleine Kassa" was long listed for the German Book Prize 2014.
 

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