The final part of the magisterial Danzig Trilogy by Nobel Prize-winning Günter Grass.
In an explosive fusion of myth and reality, magic and romance, Dog Years charts forty years of German history, starting with 1917, to expose the madness of a society that bred and nurtured the horrors of the Third Reich before anaesthetising itself with the chaos of disintegration.
“Grass is one of the few great writers in Europe today”
“Günter Grass releases, against the grain of history, a troop of obsessional characters, armed often with magical or at least disconcerting powers, who gnaw through the madness of the Third Reich and the chaos of the collapse, into the complacent fabric of modern West Germany”
Neal Ascherson, New Statesman
“Forty years of twentieth-century German history observed through a massive fable about men and dogs. Mad, Gothic, repetitive and bitterly funny”
Michael Ratcliffe, Sunday Times