Little Man, What Now? (Google eBook)
This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work from being translated.
Nonetheless, it remains, as The Times Literary Supplement notes, “the novel of a time in which public and private merged even for those whowanted to stay at home and mind their own business."
This is a Hybrid Book.
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Purchasers of the print version can obtain the Illuminations for a given title simply by scanning the QR code found in the back of each book, or by following the url also given in the back of the print book, then downloading the Illumination in whatever format works best for you.
Purchasers of the digital version receive the appropriate Illuminations automatically as part of the ebook edition.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Little Man, What Now?User Review - Irene - Goodreads
This is a tender story of a young couple living in Germany during the economic hard times between the two world wars. We watch them slip from starry-eyed, working class youth to impoverished, crushed ... Read full review
Review: Little Man, What Now?User Review - Rachel - Goodreads
This is one of my new favorite authors - a view of life in Germany before the Nazis came to power. And how the "little man" struggles so much to make it in a tough world and a tough economy. So sad, so true. Their lives only matter because they love each other. Read full review