Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view.
The novel seems to be a little autobiographical, but less than the author’s other works. Walter Faber has some obvious similarities to Max Frisch, the author.
During his youth, Max Frisch was said to be engaged to a German Jewess, but eventually they got separated because she felt that Max did not love her. This affair is almost similar to what Walter Faber goes through in the story when he falls in love with Hanna.
Literature Help: Homo Faber
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis