Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 528 p. Oprah's Book Club. Audience: General/trade.
From the Publisher
From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother's Palm
and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary
people living in extraordinary times-"epic, daring, magnificent,
the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision" (Los Angeles
Trudi Montag is a Zwerg-a dwarf-short, undesirable,
different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in.
Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all
humans share-from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend
Georg whose parents pretend he's a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors
in her cellar.
Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi
and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional
power, humanity, and truth.