A surrealistic novel of Germany after the Second World War. In the bombed-out ruins of the little village of Spitzen-on-the-Dein, a faded nightclub singer plots with a ruined politician to murder the single American G.I. who rules over the region from his motorcycle. There are flashbacks to 1914, and many of the characters appear in both periods.
Highly underrated author, here is his first novel. An American soldier rides his motorcycle through the collapsing civilizations of Germany after WW2. Very dream like and introspective at times. I liked it.