By (author) Judith Hermann
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Summerhouse, Later by Judith Hermann
Book DescriptionIn nine luminous stories of love and loss, loneliness and hope, Judith Hermann's stunning debut collection paints a vivid and poignant picture of a generation ready and anxious to turn their back on the past, to risk uncertainty in search of a fresh, if fragile, equilibrium. An international bestseller and translated into twelve languages, Summerhouse, Later heralds the arrival of one of Germanys most arresting new literary talents.A restless man hopes to find permanence in the purchase of a summerhouse outside Berlin. A young girl, trapped in a paralyzing web of family stories and secrets, finally manages to break free. A granddaughter struggles to lay her grandmother's ghosts to rest. A successful and simplistic artist becomes inexplicably obsessed with an elusive and strangely sinister young girl.Against the backdrop of contemporary Berlin, possibly Europe's most vibrant and exhilarating city, Hermann's characters are as kaleidoscopic and extraordinary as their metropolis, united mostly in a furious and dogged pursuit of the elusive specter of "living in the moment." They're people who, in one way or another, constantly challenge the madness of the modern world and whose dreams of transcending the ordinary for that "narrow strip of sky over the rooftops" are deeply felt and perfectly rendered.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060006877
Paperback / softback
(185mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Ecco Press
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Judith Hermann
Alice, Paperback (August 2011)
When someone very close to you dies your whole life changes. Everything is different. This title tells of days of transition, of waiting, of holding on and letting go and of how clear and dazzling such days can sometimes be.
Nothing But Ghosts, Paperback (July 2005)
The brilliant second collection of stories from Germany's answer to Zadie Smith. Judith Hermann's first collection, 'The Summer House, Later', sold 250,000 hardbacks in Germany, and was shortlisted for both the IMPAC award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
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The bestselling voice of Europe's fastest-growing, fastest-living city: the new Berlin.
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