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Publisher -  Serpent's Tail
Edition - 2015 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 113 
Condition -  New

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

"With the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, Muller depicts the language of the dispossessed."—Jury of the Nobel Prize for Literature

"[Müller’s] dark, closely observed and sometimes violent work often explores exile and the grim quotidian realities of life under Ceausescu. . . . Her sensibility is often bleak, but the detail in her fiction can whip it alive."—New York Times

The Passport is a beautiful, haunting novel whose subject is a German village in Romania caught between the stifling hopelessness of Ceaucescu's dictatorship and the glittering temptations of the West. Stories from the past are woven together with the problems Windisch, the village miller, faces after he applies for permission to migrate to West Germany. Herta Müller describes with poetic attention the dreams and superstitions, conflicts and oppression of a forgotten region, the Banat, in the Danube Plain. In sparse, poetic language, Müller captures the forlorn plight of a trapped people.