Silent Close No. 6

By Monika Maron

Translated from German by David Newton Marinelli

In Silent Close No. 6, Rosa Polkowski is a disaffected journalist living in East Berlin just

after the fall of communism. She is hired by a retired official of the former regime to transcribe his memoirs. His self-justifying version of his own and Germany's post-war history is filtered through her critical eyes. Rosa also struggles to define her non-conformity against a larger, conformist German society that makes little room for women in the beer hall or in politics. This novel by Germany's best-known and most controversial woman writer won the Kleist Prize in 1992. Also published by Readers International, Maron's The Defector and Flight of Ashes.

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