416 Pages, gebunden
Her father called her Yseut. Like a motto written over her chosen path, she’s always followed love, like her namesake Iseult. Shall she now once again live up to her name and risk a new love, or stay safely on her own? Revisiting the Po Delta in northern Italy, Yseut will try to find an answer to this question. But her journey isn’t one of carefree happiness as in earlier years, and Yseut is soon drawn into a deadly fight over power and order: an elderly aristocrat turns out to be a resistance fighter, a former CIA agent jeopardizes her safety, and a charming member of the Mafia tries to seduce her. When Yseut is threatened by a group of henchmen from the militant separatist movement, she’s had enough – and draws her pistol. In the middle of all these unforeseen adventures, Yseut remembers the life and the journeys that have led her here. This journey will end well, too, but with a victory that defies all her expectations.
In her characteristic sober prose and with astute observations, Marlene Streeruwitz documents her protagonist’s inner and outer journey, giving us a highly topical novel about the brutalization of our times.