Jenny Erpenbeck is a renowned German writer and opera director. Born on March 12, 1967, in East Berlin, she is known for her works that often delve into themes of history, time, and personal fate. Erpenbeck has received critical acclaim for her novels, which include 'The End of Days' and 'Go, Went, Gone', among others. Her writing is characterized by its intricate narrative structures and its exploration of the impacts of political and social changes on individual lives.
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"Visitation" is a novel that explores the history of a house located by a lake in Brandenburg, Germany, and the various inhabitants it has seen over the centuries. The narrative spans from the early 20th century to the post-war period, encompassing the tumultuous events of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the German Democratic Republic. Each chapter is dedicated to a different resident's story, including a Jewish family, an architect, a young girl, and a Soviet officer, among others, creating a tapestry of human experiences and emotions shaped by the historical and political upheavals of the time.