Original Title: Gotland

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 21 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-630-87543-9
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: March 20, 2017
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Michael  Stavarič - Gotland


"Stavarič (…) is a language worker who takes us on a journey into an enchanted and magical world." Die Zeit

A fanatic Catholic mother, a dentist with her own practice next to an abbey church in Vienna, interprets the Bible literally – and dangerously so. What does this do to the son? To a young man who longs to have a father and develops all manner of lusts the older he gets? He becomes a seeker, especially after his mother's death. He turns into a journeyman in the name of God, whom he hopes to find on Gotland, that distant place of his mother's yearnings, the place she said was where she had met his father. An uncanny, holy and also insane place …

"He does exist, that God who swims on the water, who floats on the water and never sinks; who looks at all the people waiting on the shore and waves to them. He simply has to exist. He seems close and at the same time distant, a shadow on the ceiling, how dark the sky is today, much darker than the stormy sea, silent the fish within it and heavy their bellies."

“An exploratory intoxication that stimulates one’s own mental cinema with crazed images of Gotland as a mysterious place, somewhere between paradise and zombieland.”



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