Author(s): William T Vollmann
In his newest work, Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the 20th century.
His most welcoming book, possibly his best book. ("The New York Times Book Review") Vollmann asks us to put aside what we think we know of history and immerse ourselves in it once again. ("The Boston Globe") "Europe Central" may be his best novel ever. ("The Washington Post")
William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.