What There Was


Original Title: Was alles war

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0755-3
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 27.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: March 6, 2017
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Annette  Mingels - What There Was


A novel about family and belonging

For her parents, Susa was the long-awaited child; she wanted for nothing. The fact that she was adopted didn't bother her in the slightest. As a grown woman she is vaguely curious about her biological mother, but when she does get to know her, Viola is a stranger. The encounter, however, sets more in motion than expected. The question about what a family really is takes on a new meaning for Susa, not least because she falls in love with Henryk, who brings two daughters into their relationship.

Annette Mingels sets out along the tracks of our most formative and fascinating web of relationships: the family. She tells of the many forms of modern relationships and what really goes to make a family; of proximity and feeling secure; of distance and rivalry; of the impossibility of ever completely understanding one another; of the fragility of the whole setup; and also of its resilience.

"The family saga has at last arrived in the present day."



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