The Sphere of Glass

( German - Die gläserne Kugel - 1981 )

novel by Marianne Gruber

translated by Alexandra Strelka

Published: Ariadne Books - trade paperback - 1993
ISBN: 0929497562 / 9780929497563

A distopian novel. It is the diary of a nameless man who lives, like everyone else in his noisy city, in a sound-insulated glass ball. His lies, life-deceptions, and false promises exist in concert with his genuine attempts to escape from the city and to find the inaccessible friend who has written him a letter.