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  • NBG review (Autumn 2021) available
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"This is a triumph of the novelist's art" The Guardian on Alice

Judith Hermann tells the story of a departure: an old world is lost and a new one comes about.

Her daughter is a traveller, on the road far away. In little letters to her ex-husband, she tells him how she’s doing in her new life by the sea, in the north. She sets up house, forges cautious friendships, tries love for size, wonders whether she might feel at home here or ought to move on.

Judith Hermann tells the story of a woman who leaves a great deal behind her, builds resilience and becomes another person in the intense landscape of the coast.

She tells a story of remembering. And a story of a moment in which life splits in two, an old world is lost and a new one comes about.

 

In this new novel, Judith Hermann admirably recreates the ‘dancing, feather-light and yet melancholy tone’ (Uwe Wittstock) that makes her work so unique.

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  • Publisher: S. FISCHER
  • Release: 28.04.2021
  • 192 pages
  • Format: Hardcover
Michael Witte

Judith Hermann

Judith Hermann was born in Berlin in 1970. Her first collection of stories, Sommerhaus, später (1998) received extraordinary positive response. It was followed, in 2003, by Nichts als Gespenster, also a volume of stories, several of which were adapted into a film in 2007. In 2009, she published Alice, five stories which received international acclaim. In 2014, Judith Hermann published her first novel, Aller Liebe Anfang.
For her work, Judith Hermann has received numerous awards, among them the Kleist Prize and Friedrich Hölderlin Prize. She lives and writes in Berlin.