Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker

Fremde Seele, dunkler Wald

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ISBN: 978-3-10-002428-2


304 Pages, gebunden
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A deeply human novel about family tragedies and entanglements, told with epic power

Alexander leaves the small village he grew up in and joins the army. A restless soul, he pays only sporadic visits home, leaving his younger brother Jakob to run the family farm on his own while their father secretly sells off piece by piece the land they are to inherit. As time passes, it’s the unfathomable that determines their lives: people perish, a woman is murdered, seemingly without a motive, a young man hangs himself; there are rumours about someone being blackmailed.

With great poetic calm and atmospheric strength, Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker tells about people who are bound by kinship, by murder and by a longing to escape all this: the entanglement, the accursed talk, the tightness of the place they live in and the tense atmosphere of a close-knit community. A timeless story of two brothers who are looking for salvation.

About Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker

Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker, was born 1982 in the Krems Valley, Austria, and lives in Vienna. He has won many awards for his six novels and short-story collection. Fremde Seele, dunkle Wald (2016) was on the German Book Prize shortlist. Siegfried Lenz said of his work, ‘It is wonderful, the way you write,’ and Peter Handke, ‘After Stifter and Hamsun, you’re next.’

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