Original Title: Altes Land
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 in.
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Knaus
Date of publication:
February 16, 2015
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Two women, an old house and a kind of a family
Five-year-old Vera has fled from East Prussia to the North German region Old Country with her mother in 1945. They find refuge in an old farmhouse. But for the whole of her life Vera has never felt at home in the big, chilly house, yet she cannot bring herself to abandon it. Then, sixty years later, her niece, Anne, suddenly appears at her front door. She has fled with her little son from a suburb in Hamburg, where ambitious wholefood parents carry their kids through the streets like trophies – and where Anne's husband loves another woman. Vera and Anne are alien to each other and yet they have more in common than they realise.
With sharp eyes and dry wit, Dörte Hansen tells of two lone wolves who surprisingly find something they never looked for: a family.
For all readers of Anne Gesthuysen and Katharina Hagena.
"In German novelist Dörte Hansen's wry, tender debut, two women take shelter from their wounds in their family's tumbledown farmhouse."
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