Martin Horváth: My Name Is Judith. Penguin (Hardcover, Fiction)

My Name Is Judith

Novel

Original Title: Mein Name ist Judith

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60010-7
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: March 25, 2019
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When history repeats itself ... A far-sighted and deeply affecting novel

Vienna in the near future. A state of emergency has existed ever since a terrorist attack at the main railway station. The world of the author León Kortner has also been devastated: His wife and daughter were killed in the attack, and since then he has been leading a life among the dead. In his loneliness, he works on a book about the Kleins, the Jewish family who ran a bookshop in the house where León now lives until they had to flee from the Nazis. One morning he finds a strange girl in an old-fashioned coat sitting in his kitchen. Who is this Judith, who claims that her father still owns the bookstore?

With great empathy, Martin Horváth tells of the persecution, escape, and exile of a Jewish family in Vienna while drawing parallels to our time – a thoughtful and haunting novel about the power of storytelling and of forgetting, wanting to forget, and being unable to forget.

As intelligent and engaged as Juli Zeh's futuristic novel Empty Hearts, as vibrant and poignant as Eva Menasse's family novel Vienna.

"a complex story of memory and grief, in which figures from the past materialize and literature is attributed great power. An unusual book"

Tiroler Tageszeitung

 
 

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