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Popular fiction Visitation

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By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse with wrought-iron balconies, stained-glass windows the color of jewels, and a bedroom with a hidden closet, all set within a beautiful garden. But the land on which he builds has a dark history of violence that began with the drowning of a young woman in the grip of madness and that grows darker still over the course of the century: the Jewish neighbors disappear one by one; the Red Army requisitions the house, burning the furniture and trampling the garden; a young East German attempts to swim his way to freedom in the West; a couple return from brutal exile in Siberia and leave the house to their granddaughter, who is forced to relinquish her claim upon it and sell to new owners intent upon demolition. Reaching far into the past, and recovering what was lost and what was buried, Jenny Erpenbeck tells an exquisitely crafted, stealthily chilling story of a house and its inhabitants, and a country and its ghosts.

Series Popular fiction Title Visitation
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date July 2011 Authors Jenny Erpenbeck / Susan Bernofsky
Binding Paperback Pages 192
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 247
ESB Code 55088 ISBN 9781846271908 (replaces 9781846271892)
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £7.99

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