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    Visitation (Paperback) By (author) Jenny Erpenbeck, Translated by Susan Bernofsky

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    DescriptionBy 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 colour 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 neighbours 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.


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    Title
    Visitation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jenny Erpenbeck, Translated by Susan Bernofsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 132 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846271908
    ISBN 10: 1846271908
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC22: 833.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Portobello Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    JENNY ERPENBECK is author of The Old Child & The Book of Words, published by Portobello. Her fiction is published in fourteen languages.
    Review quote
    One of the finest, most exciting authors alive - In Visitation, the achievement and resonance are massive - The amount of emotional engagement Erpenbeck manages to win from us, in a mere 150 pages, is just one proof of her mastery. An extraordinarily strong book by a major German author, ingeniously translated, produced with love. Michel Faber, Guardian