Cornelia Travnicek: Young Dogs . DVA Verlag (Paperback, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100, China, Austria)

Young Dogs

Original Title: Junge Hunde

Paperback, with flaps, 240 pages, 12.5 x 20.5 cm, 4.9 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04628-4
€ 14.99 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: October 12, 2015
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 4 Sterne (7)

 

Cornelia  Travnicek - Young Dogs
 
 
 

 

Two young people looking for their past – a sensitive story about being grown up

Johanna likes taking care of others – the daughter of her single-mum neighbour Julia, for example; or the elderly Mr. Glantz and Gloria, his little Maltese dog; and also her best friend, Ernst. But then Ernst decides to travel to China in search of his biological mother, while Johanna stays behind alone with her father, who is gradually showing signs of dementia. One day while turning out her parents' house, she finds a postcard from her father that turns certainties of many years upside down, and so for her, too, a search suddenly begins. On the other side of the world, Ernst is forced to realise that the China of reality has got nothing to do with the magical land of his childhood fantasies and that in his supposed home country he is a stranger.

A touching story about the search of two young people for their own truths, about family, friendship and candour.

For all readers of Helene Hegemann's Hunt Two Tigers, Alina Bronsky's Shard Park and Stefanie de Velasco's Tiger Milk.

"This novel has subtle humour and moments of suspense. Though occasionally sad it keeps from falling into emotionalism."

Falter (A)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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