Father Years


Original Title: Vaterjahre

Hardcover with jacket, 512 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04355-9
€ 24.99 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 34.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: August 18, 2014
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Michael  Kleeberg - Father Years


An impressive character study and a stirring novel about a marriage

A man, his wife and women, his children, his family, his work, his friends. His town. His time. Karlmann Renn is a modern everyman between ridiculousness and triumph. His daily life is the daily life of the whole world in our epoch.

The novel tells of a father's love and care, of self-assertion at work, of confrontation with childhood and family, the abysses of friendship, the temptation of breaking out and of death breaking in. It is the story of the arduous process of maturing and the trials of Karlmann Renn, who has to come to grips with his life without the consolation of religion, art and philosophy.

Michael Kleeberg has created his world with a diversity of voices, sounds and rhythms, through the multiple perspec-tives of his narrative. Comic and tragic, terse, tender – the joy of linguistic creativity in this novel is as huge as its precision is relentless.

"This superb, clever, and comforting novel describes how the greatest moments of our lives arrive almost incidentally."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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