Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, Paperback Book

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman Paperback

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Rome, one January afternoon in 1943. A young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church.

Innocent and naive, the war is for her little more than a daydream, until she realizes that her husband might never return.

This is a mesmerizing psychological portrait of the human need to safeguard innocence and integrity at any cost - even at the risk of excluding reality. ------- Why Peirene choose to publish this book: 'I was simply enthralled by the structure of this narrative; a single 117-page long sentence with a beautifully clear rhythm.

At the same time it's a compelling and credible description of a "typical" young German woman during the Nazi era.

If we can relate to her we come close to understanding the forces that were shaping an entire generation.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher

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