Do you believe in free love

Do you think it was love

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Alex Capus

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»Alex Capus knows how to clean a bastard: through love. His stories fly like light, melancholy birds, but they can peck in a pretty nasty way. «Elmar Krekeler in› The literary world ‹

The unforgettable comic story of a cleansed sinner - the liar, deceiver and small-town Casanova Harry Widmer junior, who one day gives up the bicycle business he inherited from his father and flees to Mexico from his creditors and his pregnant lover.

Harry sets himself up comfortably on the Pacific Ocean, even learns the local language and, over the years, puts on fat around his hips; but the sweet idleness becomes boring at some point, the monotonous violence of the tropics dreary, the inescapability of memories tormenting - and at home, during all these years, "the bastards" at the regulars' table know everything and make Harry the protagonist of their evening conversations. Until, yes, until there is a series of dramatic-banal events that make Harry turn around and make him realize that running away is no good.

A cheerful and wise book about the fact that all striving for love and happiness is ultimately in vain, but absolutely necessary.

"A reading pleasure from the first to the last page." (SWR)

"Lucid sentences, clear structures, coherent stories: That is the great mastery of Alex Capus." (The standard)

cover Paperback
Page number 144
Publication date 01.02.2005
language German
ISBN 978-3-423-13295-4
publishing company dtv
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22.3 / 12 / 1.2 cm
Weight 142 g
Edition 12th edition
Sales rank 82211
Immediately available free shipping
Free shipping
cover Paperback
Page number 144
Publication date 01.02.2005
language German
ISBN 978-3-423-13295-4
publishing company dtv
Dimensions (L / W / H) 22.3 / 12 / 1.2 cm
Weight 142 g
Edition 12th edition
Sales rank 82211

description

»Alex Capus knows how to clean a bastard: through love. His stories fly like light, melancholy birds, but they can peck in a pretty nasty way. «Elmar Krekeler in› The literary world ‹

The unforgettable comic story of a cleansed sinner - the liar, deceiver and small-town Casanova Harry Widmer junior, who one day gives up the bicycle business he inherited from his father and flees to Mexico from his creditors and his pregnant lover.

Harry sets himself up comfortably on the Pacific Ocean, even learns the local language and over the years puts on bacon; but the sweet idleness becomes boring at some point, the monotonous violence of the tropics dreary, the inescapability of memories tormenting - and at home, during all these years, "the bastards" at the regulars' table know everything and make Harry the protagonist of their evening conversations. Until, yes, until there is a series of dramatic-banal events that make Harry turn back and make him realize that running away is no good.

A cheerful and wise book about the fact that all striving for love and happiness is ultimately in vain, but absolutely necessary.

"A reading pleasure from the first to the last page." (SWR)

"Lucid sentences, clear structures, coherent stories: That is the great mastery of Alex Capus." (The standard)


by Birkatpet from Wesseling on 11/28/2019

Harry Widmer junior lives a very comfortable life for himself, because his world is initially only about him and his needs. Harry is a bicycle mechanic and takes over his father's bicycle shop at a young age, and the old shop then becomes "Harry’s Crazy Bike Corner". Responsibility, respect, conscientiousness ... Harry Widmer junior lives a very comfortable life for himself, because his world is initially only about him and his needs. Harry is a bicycle mechanic and takes over his father's bicycle shop at a young age, and the old shop becomes "Harry’s Crazy Bike Corner". Responsibility, respect, a sense of duty and decency are not Harry’s core competencies. He's a rough leg, the largest Casanova in the small town, a libertine, blender, cheat and a "great fellow of a bastard". But it is said that it is never too late to take yourself and your life into your own hands, to escape patterns and to break new ground ... even if, as here, it means to flee from the tax authorities and your pregnant lover to Mexico . However, escaping from your past is impossible. The short novel gave me a great, entertaining reading evening. Easy and fluent to read, but not without ambition. A great ending, a great twist.

by a customer from Neuss on 08/23/2011

"Let me tell you how my bicycle mechanic Harry Widmer junior became a pretty good person - he who had always been a bastard, a liar, a cheater and a thug from an early age, a slacker and boor and, at the latest, from the age of sixteen , a libertine. " So begins A ... "Let me tell you how my bicycle mechanic Harry Widmer junior became a pretty good person - he who had always been a bastard, a liar, a cheater and a thug from an early age, a slacker and a boor , from the age of sixteen at the latest, a libertine. " This is how Alex Capus begins this story about the finally purified Harry Jr., a classic do-it-all who often stumbles, but whether his charm always gets back on his feet. At some point it is over and he sees the only way out in flight ... Until he returns after years - why and how the story ends, you better read that yourself! Capus is a wonderful storyteller who - that's how I imagine it - always writes with a smile, if not with a grin on his face. This story, published in 2003, does not yet have the depth of his later novels, nonetheless it offers entertaining and skilful entertainment. How nice to know that I still have some unread Capus' in the closet ...


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