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Description - Small World by Martin Suter

At first, they put Konrad's absentmindedness down to an immoderate fondness for alcohol. For years he had been a benign parasite on the Koch family, first as the childhood playmate of Thomas, heir to the Koch family fortune, later as caretaker of the Koch family holiday villa on Cofu. And they, in their turn, had used him as the mood took them. But when the villa burns down because of Konrad's forgetfulness, Elvira Senn, the matriarch of the Koch family, puts him on a strict regime. No longer allowed his daily tipple, Konrad recovers and even falls in love again. But then his condition deteriorates. He can't find his way out of the supermarket, let alone his way home. Soon Konrad doesn't even recognise his new lover. Alzheimer's the disease that turns the people closest to the sufferer into total strangers, has taken hold. s he loses his present he regains his far past, and this is what Elvira Senn fears the most. As they watch and wait for him to rewind to the crucial moment, his life is in danger from more than the debilitating disease...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099449126
ISBN-10: 0099449129
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Suter

Martin Suter was born in Z-rich and now lives in Spain and Guatemala. He worked as an advertising copywriter and has written features for the nature magazine GEO and scripts for film and television series.

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