9781250100856

This House Is Mine A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250100856

  • ISBN10:

    1250100852

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-11-15
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Summary

All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty half-timbered farmhouse she arrived at as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can’t seem to let it go. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son. Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: a family.

Told in skillfully crafted alternating points of view and a nonlinear storyline, Dörte Hansen’s internationally bestselling debut novel showcases her impressive talent for characterization and dialogue in an exceptional book that combines emotional depth and humor. The author’s sparse language and sometimes oblique references make for a deeply immersive reading experience, and the characters will resonate long after the last page has been turned.

Author Biography

DÖRTE HANSEN was born in 1964, learned several languages including Gaelic, Finnish, and Basque, and completed a PhD in linguistics. She then turned to journalism, spent several years working as an editor for NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk), and is now an author for radio and print. Altes Land is her first novel.

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