When someone very close to you dies your whole life changes. Everything is different.
Alice is the central figure in these five inter-connected narratives, which tell of her life at times of loss. Suddenly it is no longer possible to say what the person looked like, how he spoke, cursed, smiled, how he lived his life. Objects are left behind, books, letters, pictures and every now and again you think you can see them in a crowd. Judith Hermann tells of days of transition, of waiting, of holding on and letting go-and of how clear and dazzling such days can sometimes be.
Alice is a book of extraordinary power and great literary beauty from one of Europe's finest writers. Alice is translated by Margot Bettauer Dembo.
These five linked stories all unfold in the shadow of death. Yet, with their pin-sharp precision and lyrical tenderness, they make you feel thrillingly alive. Exquisitely written, gracefully translated, Judith Hermann's everyday elegies might have proved depressing - in clumsier hands. They are just the opposite. All the more precious for their transience, these glimpses of love, beauty and happiness brim with the small joys of life --Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
'Alice has the breadth of an epic novel condensed into five interlinking short stories which expand in small, haunting descriptions of life in the shadow of dying men. Judith Hermann is a remarkable writer.' Hugo Hamilton
|Dimensiuni||20 x 13 cm|