Coming Nearer


Original Title: Die Annäherung

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 448 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87470-8
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: March 8, 2016
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Anna  Mitgutsch - Coming Nearer


The touching story of a difficult father-daughter relationship

When he is admitted to hospital after a dizzy spell, Theo senses that his life is coming to an end. From now on he is in need of care, and this gives him a sense of helplessness he has never before had to face. But this last year of his life also brings him happiness: the young nurse Ludmila reaches his heart and becomes for him the daughter that Frieda, his biological daughter, never was.

Anna Mitgutsch's characters balance along the fine line between proximity and distance, affection and resentment, guilt and innocence towards a solution – perhaps even release – that can never be, until they realise that happiness is a state of uncertainty that never needs to end.

"A wonderful, calm, and moving book.”"

Neues Volksblatt (Linz)




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