The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Silke Schuermann

Translated by Lucy Jones



5 x 8 inches, 172pp. July 2018

ISBN : 9780857424730

Rs  499.00 (HB)
$21.50 (HB)
£14.99 (HB)

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A young woman who has been living abroad returns to her hometown of Frankfurt. Her sister Ines—a beautiful, impetuous painter—who still lives there, soon appears and promptly asks for financial help. But the returning sister knew this was coming—it is how their relationship has always worked. And this time, she’s determined that that will change.


But our plans don’t always hold up to the surprises presented by life—and when the sister finds herself about to drift into an affair with Ines’s lover, the two women grow unexpectedly closer.


The Hour Between Dog and Wolf is a tale of disorientation in a modern, fundamentally rootless society that has become increasingly erratic and self-absorbed—it is a powerful exploration of the difficulties of intimacy and addiction.

Silke Schuermann has won numerous awards for her poetry, short stories and novels and has been translated into several languages.


Lucy Jones is a co-founder of Transfiction GbR and has translated works by Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Ronald Schernikau and Brigitte Reimann, among others.

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