world rights available
Format 125x205 Hardcover
published in April 2016
Peter Rosei's great Vienna novel, finally available again!
"Whatever you need, you take" Vienna in a gold rush: World War two is over, the black markets are booming, and shady characters are on their way to a new life. The brilliant first part of Rosei's cycle "Wiener Dateien" (Vienna files) span the period from corruption in postwar Vienna to the fancy homes of affluent business people in the 1980s.
With artistic ease, he creates an intricate web entangling the lives of parvenus and bon vivants, professors and politicians, perfect wives and superwomen. At the center of it all are Alfred and Georg, two very different friends: One is an anarchist, the other a baby boomer. Rosei's novel is intense, enthusiastically written prose portraying a city where everything has its price and nothing is sacred…
Peter Rosei, born 1946 in Vienna, graduated as a doctor of law in 1968. He has worked and as an author in Vienna and on extensive travels since 1972. Rosei has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including the Franz Kafka Prize (1993), the Anton Wildgans Prize (1999), and the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art (2007). His most recent publications include "Das große Töten" (2009), "Geld!" (2011), "Madame Stern" (2013), and "Die Globalisten" (2014).