We in Kahlenbeck

Novel

Original Title: Wir in Kahlenbeck

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 512 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87321-3
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: August 27, 2012
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Christoph  Peters - We in Kahlenbeck
 
 
 

 

"Reading Peters is like going to the movies." Berliner Morgenpost

It is a world in itself: the Collegium Gregorianum Kahlenbeck, a strict Catholic boarding school for boys, is an austere world full of rules and restraints, imbued with an elitist spirit, asceticism and contempt for the world. Whereas in the early 80s the globe seems to be in turmoil, time behind the walls of the Collegium seems to be standing still. Yet below the surface, the spirit of adolescent rebellion is seething, and a merciless pecking order rules the teenage roost, with weaker students and misfits being mercilessly humiliated, bullied and pushed aside. It is here that Carl, not quite 15 years old, is growing up. As few others, he is torn between the sacred and the profane; feels deeply insecure about what is pleasing to God and what is the work of the devil. The temptations of adolescence, the longing for true human closeness and love develop a power of their own against which intentions and prayers are powerless.

We in Kahlenbeck is not only profound and at the same time amusing, it is also a novel about adolescence and boarding schools such as hasn't been around for a long time.

"A wonderfully told boarding school novel."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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