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By Chico Buarque,Alison Entrekin

Renowned Brazilian composer, musician, poet and novelist Chico Buarque has spoken largely concerning the unknown destiny of his ‘German brother’: a baby born of an affair among his father and the German lady he met whereas operating as a journalist in Nazi Berlin. encouraged by means of a re-reading of Austerlitz, WG Sebald’s personal research of the intersection among historical past and private reminiscence, Buarque quickly all started paintings at the novel that might develop into My German Brother. the result's an try to reconstruct via fiction Buarque’s personal obsessive look for his misplaced sibling.

The novel tells the tale of Ciccio, who unearths, among the books belonging to his father which line the partitions of his apartment, a troubling letter dated ‘December 21, 1931, Berlin’. Upon analyzing its contents, it turns into transparent that his larger-than-life father has had a baby with one other lady – a son whose destiny continues to be uncertain. Clues quickly emerge which lead Ciccio to set out on a venture not to merely find his German brother, but additionally to win the distinction of his distant father.

In writing My German Brother, Chico Buarque used to be pushed to determine what occurred to his personal misplaced half-brother – no matter if he survived the battle in a bomb-ravaged Berlin, or joined the ranks of the Hitler adolescence. it's a undertaking of an entire life, one who uses what used to be, what could have been, and natural mind's eye, that allows you to weave jointly the threads of narrative and eventually arrive on the truth.

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