Beate Teresa Hanika: On the End of a Long Summer. btb Verlag (Hardcover, Hotlist, Fiction)

On the End of a Long Summer

Novel

Original Title: Vom Ende eines langen Sommers

Hardcover with jacket, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 15 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-442-75707-7
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: September 3, 2018
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Beate Teresa  Hanika - On the End of a Long Summer
 
 
 

 

They are mother and daughter. They are strangers and yet they have more in common than they suspect.

Marielle lives in Amsterdam as a sculptor. On one of the first spring days the forty-year-old returns home from the Bloemenmarkt with a huge bunch of red and pale pink tulips and finds at her front door a parcel tied up with string – old fashioned and mysterious. Inside: diaries of her recently deceased mother, Franka. Her entire life, Marielle saw her mother as proud and aloof, a stranger who never understood her.

She now starts reading – of that long summer in 1944 that Franka spent on an estate in Tuscany; of an encounter that changed the life of the young woman forever. And of a calamity the results of which seem to be leaving their mark down the generations.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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