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!
|Cover:||Paperback||No. Of Pages:||160|
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