All the Colours of the Snow


Original Title: Alle Farben des Schnees

Paperback, 256 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in., 1 b/w illustration
ISBN: 978-3-442-74418-3
€ 9.99 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: September 10, 2012
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Angelika  Overath - All the Colours of the Snow


What is it like living in a place other people dream of with sentimental longing?

Holiday places are fleeting homelands. We often wish we could stay longer. Yet we always depart again. As a rule.

Reporter and novelist Angelika Overath, along with her husband and youngest son, set out to make a dream become reality. The family moved to a village in the Swiss mountains. The high mountains, behind which lies Italy, are now their everyday life, just as are the wonderful June meadows before they are mowed for the first time; the farm houses with their sgrafitto facades; the old palazzi of the confectioners; the fountains where rugs are washed. Snow for six months of every year is part of it, and so is learning a threatened language – Rhaeto-Romance, the mother tongue of the local people. But how does life spell itself in the tangible utopia?

With an unruffled eye, reporter Angelika Overath observes how a familiar holiday paradise becomes a new place to live in.


“The text is crystal-clear prose. There is not a single unneeded word. Every sentence fits perfectly.” Die Welt on Airport Fish

All the Colors of Snow tells of an adventure that one would gladly partake in. The diary of the Kisch-prizewinner Overath makes this possible.” Brigitte

“More exciting than any novel.” BuchMarkt


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