Der Vertrag is the original German novel that has been translated into English (i.e. The Contract).
People who are afraid of life and of clear reasoning should not read The Contract.
However, those who are looking for satisfactory answers to the most delicate questions that life poses should certainly read this book.
Our history is full of tragic events and strange ideas in politics, science, religion, art and in every other sector of human existence. The consequence of that fact is that people have become completely insensitive – they can hardly be surprised, let alone shocked, by anything anymore.
The Contract is a vividly imagined novel that puts the whole of humankind before a large mirror and demands that it wakes with a start, that each of its members may shudder at the sight of itself.
By the same author as The Window.