byJenny ErpenbeckTranslated bySusan Bernofsky

September 30, 2010|
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck
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A forested property on a Brandenburg lake outside Berlin lies at the heart of this darkly sensual, elegiac novel. Encompassing over one hundred years of German history, from the nineteenth century to the Weimar Republic, from World War II to the Socialist German Democratic Republic, and finally reunification and its aftermath, Visitation offers the life stories of twelve individuals who seek to make their home in this one magical little house. The novel breaks into the everyday life of the house and shimmers through it, while relating the passions and fates of its inhabitants. Elegant and poetic, Visitation forms a literary mosaic of the last century, tearing open wounds and offering moments of reconciliation, with its drama and its exquisite evocation of a landscape no political upheaval can truly change.
Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. New Directions publishes her books The Old Child & Other Stories, The Book of Words, and Visitation, which NPR called a story of the century as seen by the objects we''ve known and lost along the way." Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and ...
Title:VisitationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.5 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:New Directions PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081121835X

ISBN - 13:9780811218351

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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