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A Sense of the Beginning

CD - unabridged
(9 CDs)
Product Number: DCD500
Released: 01 Jan, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510051270
Narrator(s): Peter Noble
Publisher: W F Howes
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A bomb threat is made at a provincial Austrian village station. A teacher in the village thinks he recognises his favourite pupil, Daniel, on a wanted notice. For his teacher, this marks the start of a spiral of introspection, reinforced by his inability to feel at home anywhere after spending several years in Istanbul. He is suddenly swamped by memories of his own adolescence. Could it have been the complex relationship between the two of them that led the boy astray?

Author(s): Norbert Gstrein
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2017

Professional reviews

"This is a moving and absorbing story, told by an unparalleled author at the height of his powers. “Probably Gstrein's best novel yet […] melodic, rhythmic, elegant.” KULTURSPIEGEL “Gstrein has succeeded in writing a great novel about spiritual seduction, ideological vulnerability and the fragility of memory.” DIE TAGESZEITUNG"

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