Once a Jailbird Paperback / softback
by Hans Fallada
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
For Willi Kufult, prison life means staying out of trouble, keeping his cell clean, snagging a precious piece of tobacco - and dreaming of the day of his release. Then he gets out. As Willi tries to make a new life for himself in Hamburg, finding a job and even love, he still cannot escape his past.
Gradually he becomes sucked into a world of drink, desperation and deceit, and with one terrible act, he is ensnared in a noose of his own making... Hans Fallada's dark and moving 1934 novel brilliantly describes a seedy criminal underworld of shabby lives and violent deeds, showing how our actions always catch up with us.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141196541
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