Anne Weber

Luft und Liebe

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ISBN: 978-3-10-400723-6


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That one great love – is there such a thing? In her early forties and long since accustomed to perfectly normal fortune or misfortune in matters of the heart, she meets a man past his prime with the beginnings of a belly in Paris, a man no one would turn around to look at in the street. But contrary to all expectations, this is the man our heroine has been waiting for. He is tender, attentive and charming, head-over-heels in love and promises her heaven on earth. And to make matters even more idyllic, this fairytale prince lives in a French chateau in the country.
To good to be true? When the dreams of a life together, a wedding and a child threaten to become reality they pop like soap bubbles. And the story, told with great lightness of touch and sparkling irony, comes to a shocking end…

Anne Weber’s linguistic brilliance, her ability ‘to be serious in a light-hearted way’ (Jochen Jung, Die Zeit) make an unprecedented incident into a novel riddled with ambiguity.

About Anne Weber

Anne Weber was born in 1964 in Offenbach and lives in Paris, where she is an author and translator. She translates from German to French (amongst others Wilhelm Genazino and Sybille Lewitscharoff) and from French to German (including works by Pierre Michon and Marguerite Duras). She has published “Ida invents gunpowder”, “In the beginning was” “First Person”, “A Visit to Cerberus”, “Gold in the Mouth”, “Air and Love”, “August”, and in Autumn 2012, the novel “Valley of Splendours”. Her work has won numerous prizes, including the Heimito von Doderer Prize, the 3sat Prize, and the Kranichsteiner Literature Prize. Anne Weber writes in German and French, and her books are published in France and Germany.

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