Coronavirus Lamentations
A Dispatch from the Duchy of Riverdale

A German immigrant loves America, hates U.S. politics, and pines for his first homeland. On a porch in Riverdale (North Bronx), he takes comfort in the bonds of family and community, even as a virus closes in.

Published on: March 29, 2020
Hannes Stein, born in Munich, Germany, in 1965, works as a cultural and political correspondent for Die Welt. He has published two novels. His third novel, Der Weltenbummler (The Globetrotter), will be published by Galiani, Berlin.
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