Mona Jaeger: The Course of Life. Luchterhand Literaturverlag (Hardcover, Literary Fiction)

The Course of Life

Stories of the human condition

Original Title: Der Lauf des Lebens

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87501-9
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: October 24, 2016
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Mona  Jaeger - The Course of Life


On beginnings, ascents, descents and the end – in a nutshell: on the human condition

There are days in life that have more weight than the weeks and months surrounding them. There are moments in life in which time seems to simultaneously stand still and fly by. The first day at school can be one such day, the first kiss one such moment. Sometimes triumph and melancholia are mixed up together, like the first night in one's own apartment. Sometimes something happens that changes us and cannot be undone. Sometimes such moments are preceded by our own decisions; sometimes by admissions that make us powerless; sometimes an immeasurable loss. Being divorced, admitting you have a depression, burying someone you love. These are all moments that have been captured in this volume.

Mona Jaeger writes with sensitivity but also with unusual directness, without sentimentality, without shying away from everything that contributes to life and death. With the clear view of the journalist, she identifies key moments we all know, and with the distinctive style of a skillful narrator she has captured them in a way that is unique.


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