Author(s): Emanuel Livitnoff
Coming back was worse, much worse, than Martin Stone had anticipated. Martin Stone returns to the city from which his family was driven in 1938. He has concealed his destination from his father, and hopes to win some form of restitution for the depressed old man living in exile in London. THE LOST EUROPEANS portrays a tense, ruined yet flourishing Berlin where nothing is quite what it seems.
'One of the best unsung novelists of our time' Valentine Cunningham. 'The great forgotten novel of post-war Berlin ... THE LOST EUROPEANS is both moving and forensic in its portrayal of a shabby and still only partly repaired city: recently divided between East and West but united by a common past of such monstrosity that the most prosaic presences and encounters shriek of murder' Patrck Wright.
Although British writer Emanuel Litvinoff (1915-2011) is best known for his work JOURNEY THROUGH A SMALL PLANET, it might be said that he has also been pigeonholed by it, as an author confined by a small pocket of British life. But Litvinoff claimed European, rather than British nationality. His political activism after the Holocaust was both dedicated and successful.