Look Who's Back

by Timur Vermes,

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  • 9781623653330
  • 9781623653347
HE'S BACK AND HE'S FUHRIOUS!

"Desperately funny . . . An ingenious comedy of errors." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Satire at its best." --Newsweek

"Thrillingly transgressive." --The Guardian

A NEW YORK TIMES SUMMER READING PICK

In this record-breaking bestseller, Timur Vermes imagines what would happen if Adolf Hilter reawakened in present-day Germany: YouTube stardom.

Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. It's the summer of 2011 and things have changed--no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognizes his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.

People certainly recognize him--as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own TV show, and people begin to listen. But the Fuhrer has another program with even greater ambition in mind--to set the country he finds in shambles back to rights.

With daring humor, Look Who's Back is a perceptive study of the cult of personality and of how individuals rise to fame and power in spite of what they preach.

  • Quercus; May 2015
  • ISBN 9781623653347
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  • Title: Look Who's Back
  • Author: Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (trans.)
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
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  • 9781623653330
  • 9781623653347

In The Press

Look Who's Back, the film, is streaming on Netflix!


An Independent Best Books of the Year selection

A New York Times Summer Reading Pick

About The Author

The son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled the country in 1956, Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for the Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express and worked for various magazines. He has ghostwritten several books since 2007. This is his first novel.

Jamie Bulloch's translations include Ruth Maier's Diary, Portrait of a Mother as a Young Women by F. C. Delius, and novels by Paulus Hochgatterer and Daniel Glattauer.

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  • 9781623653330
  • 9781623653347