Living Glimmering Lying

Populated by characters who are searching for meaning in life and in one another--a hiker waiting for a train in a deserted station, a television journalist who meets an old lover he doesn't really recognize, mismatched lovers, couples married and casual, lost and lonely people--Botho Strauss's Living Glimmering Lying is a melancholy collection of sketches and vignettes, a series of tableaux of post-reunification Berlin.

"A voyeur in the crowd, [Strauss] uses this vantage point to reveal the hidden truths and underlying misery of a technologically and historically burdened world." --New York Times Book Review