Codex 1962: A Trilogy


| 2019

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Longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Translation Prize and the 2019 Translated Book AwardSpanning eras, continents, and genres, CoDex 1962―twenty years in the making―is Sj n's epic threepart masterpieceOver the course of four dazzling novels translated into dozens of languages, Sj n has earned a global reputation as one of the world's most interesting writers. But what the world has never been able to read is his great trilogy of novels, known collectively as CoDex 1962―now finally complete.Josef L we, the narrator, was born in 1962―the same year, the same moment even, as Sj n. Josef's story, however, stretches back decades in the form of Leo L we―a Jewish fugitive during World War II who has an affair with a maid in a German inn; together, they form a baby from a piece of clay. If the first volume is a love story, the second is a crime...

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