What’s to become of the boy?
Translated by Leila Vennewitz
with an introduction by Anne Applebaum
“Böll’s writing is filled with a bleak beauty that unflinchingly gazes upon the sources of both the bleakness and the beauty of life …” —The Rumpus
What’s to Become of the Boy? is a spirited, insightful, and wonderfully sympathetic memoir about life during wartime written with characteristic brilliance by one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated authors. It is both an essential autobiography of the Nobel Prize-winning author and a compelling memoir of being young and idealistic during an age of hardship and war.