Marlene Streeruwitz


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ISBN: 978-3-10-074445-6


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Frankfurt, Germany: Nelia Fehn is celebrating the success of her book about her recently deceased mother. In the city, she finds her unknown father, who now begins to play his seductive games of deception with her. She discovers that her father had demanded that her mother have an abortion and threatened to leave her mother. Did her mother refuse this test of love to save her daughter's life? Or does Nelia need to reexamine all her mother's secrets? And what does this mean about Nelia's own life?
Marlene Streeruwitz has written a grand novel about the dark sides of love. Descendants tells of the destructive power of heritage, and of the life-long search for a path of one's own.

About Marlene Streeruwitz

Marlene Streeruwitz, born in Baden near Vienna, studied Slavic Languages and art history and began as a director and author of theatre and radio plays. She has received numerous awards for her novels, most recently the Literary Prize of Bremen and the Franz Nabl Prize. Her novel Die Schmerzmacherin. was on the shortlist for the German Book Prize in 2011. Recent novels include Nachkommen. and Yseut., and under the alias Nelia Fehn Die Reise einer jungen Anarchistin in Griechenland.

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