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Reunion is a little-known novel. But it is also a universal story of friendship. It is a book of great power, waiting to be discovered.

On a grey afternoon in 1932, a Stuttgart classroom is stirred by the arrival of a newcomer. Middle-class Hans is intrigued by the aristocratic new boy, Konradin, and before long they become best friends. It’s a friendship of the greatest kind, of shared interests and long conversations, of hikes in the German hills and growing up together. But the boys live in a changing Germany. Powerful, delicate and daring, Reunion is a story of the fragility, and strength, of the bonds between friends.

WITH AN AFTERWORD BY RACHEL SEIFFERT

Reviews

A brilliant work of art that deserves a far wider readership

Ian McEwan

Shimmers above so much of the new fiction….captures … an untainted idealism that brings a lump to the throat in its final line

Arifa Akbar, Independent

I loved Reunion and found it very moving. It’s a rediscovered novella, only 80 pages long, a real gem about how friendship can be challenged by historical circumstance

John Boyne

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871352

    November 28, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    96 pages

    RRP $14.99

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