The Train Was on Time

Heinrich Boll, Anna Funder

The Train Was on Time
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The Train Was on Time

Heinrich Boll, Anna Funder

A hauntingly beautiful tale of a young German soldier confronting his fate, from a Nobel Prize-winning author. Twenty-four-year-old Andreas, a disillusioned German soldier, is travelling on a troop train to the Eastern Front when he has an awful premonition that he will die in exactly five days. As he hurtles towards his death, he reflects on the chaos around him - the naive soldiers, the painfully thin girl who pours his coffee, the ruined countryside - with sudden, heart-breaking poignancy. Arriving in Poland the night before he is certain he will die, he meets Olina, a beautiful prostitute, and together they attempt to escape his fate …

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