Saint Peter's Snow

Saint Peter's Snow

By Leo Perutz

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At once a hallucinatory mystery tale and a powerful political parable that the Nazis tried to ban

It could have been a common street accident that put Dr. Georg Amberg in the hospital, but for the five weeks his doctors say he has been in a coma, recovering from a brain hemorrhage after being run down by a car, he has memories of a more disturbing nature. What of the violent events in the rural village of Morwede? The old woman threatening the priest with a breadknife, angry peasants with flails and cudgels, Baron von Malchin with a pistol defending his dreams for the Holy Roman Empire-how could Dr. Amberg ignore these? And what of the secret experiment to make a mind-altering drug from a white mildew occurring on wheat-a mildew called Saint Peter's Snow?


Translated by Eric Mosbacher
Cover illustration by
200 pp
Published 28 April 2016
ISBN 9781782271680

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