'Go Went Gone' by Jenny Erpenbeck, Portobello Books

'Go Went Gone' is a deserving English Pen Award winner and is nominated for the Booker 2018.

A quote to think about: 'must living in peace ... inevitably result in refusing to share it with those seeking refuge, defending it so aggressively that it almost looks like war?'

I recommend this insightful book. It's focused on Germany but is sadly universal in 2018. I hope you can all read it.

 Go Went Gone cover design mirroring in many ways my KPM Berlin porcelain plate. Plate was  bought as a souvenir from KaDeWe while on a lovely Berlin holiday. The era was very different from that of the book.

Go Went Gone cover design mirroring in many ways my KPM Berlin porcelain plate. Plate was  bought as a souvenir from KaDeWe while on a lovely Berlin holiday. The era was very different from that of the book.