2016 Man Booker Longlist: A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
Country: Austria
Translated by Charlotte Collins

A Whole Life written by Robert Seethaler, and translated by Charlotte Collins has been nominated for The Man Booker Prize this year. The slender novel that runs for a little over 120 pages tells the story of a simple Alpine man, Andreas Egger. The solitary child is raised by his brutal uncle; he starts out with farm work, tries engineering as he builds some mountain cable cars, and falls in love with Marie. Marie dies while she is pregnant. Bereaved and broken, Andreas leaves to fight in the Second World War.

When he returns after the war, he sees his village going through a change. He becomes a highly isolated figure, earning his livelihood as a guide to tourists.

It is a beautiful piece. Grab a copy!

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Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Year: 2015
ISBN-13: 9781447283904 ISBN-10: 1447283902
Cover: Paperback No. Of Pages: 160
MRP: Rs 699 Buy From: Flipkart.com
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Rit Chattapadhyay

About Rit Chattapadhyay

A student of literature, I was born in Kolkata, now, reside at Howrah. I completed my high school from St.Thomas' Church School Howrah,and then went on to study English Honours at Asutosh College. Presently, I am pursuing my Masters in English Literature from Calcutta University. Not an avid reader from childhood. My experience with literature intensified in high school and Asutosh College. I love reading works of literature and I am an amateur poet myself. My poems mainly highlight the agonies of modern existence and the complications of love. Being a very opinionated person, I bear distinct opinions about what I read.
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