A Whole Life

byROBERT SEETHALERTranslated byCharlotte Collins

October 3, 2015|
A Whole Life by ROBERT SEETHALER
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Shortlisted for The 2017 National Translation Award

Shortlisted for The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Shortlisted for The 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn''t ask for her hand in marriage, but instead has some of his friends light her name at dusk across the mountain. When Marie dies in an avalanche, pregnant with their first child, Andreas'' heart is broken. He leaves his valley just once more, to fight in WWII - where he is taken prisoner in the Caucasus - and returns to find that modernity has reached his remote haven.

Like John Williams'' Stoner or Denis Johnson''s Train Dreams, A Whole Life is a tender book about finding dignity and beauty in solitude. An exquisite novel about a simple life, it has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of solace and truth. It looks at the moments, big and small, that make us what we are.

ROBERT SEETHALER is an Austrian living in Berlin. He is the bestselling author of four novels, including The Tobacconist, which has sold more than 200,000 copies in Germany, and A Whole Life, which has sold more than 100,000 copies in Germany. He also works as an actor, most recently in Paolo Sorrentino''s Youth.Charlotte Collins studi...
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Title:A Whole Life
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.11 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.11 in
Published:October 3, 2015
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781487000745

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