Following Margit Schreiner’s great success with HEISST LIEBEN, her novel NACKTE VÄTER is published in a new edition: it is the vivid story of the love of a daughter for her father and an unconventional, soberly ardent homage to the father figure of her childhood who now, suffering from Alzheimers, totters towards death in a confused mental state.
paperback - Random House/Goldmann
»Whoever gets drawn into Margit Schreiner’s short novel about a long farewell will find its grip tenacious.«
»Schreiner’s novel is a chronicle of the suppressed, and therein lies its charm. A storyteller positioned in the middle of life takes herself to the edges of consciousness, devotes herself to the earliest and the final days, to the consolation bread-crumbs in a children’s pinafore and the sight of a mortally ill person. In this way the author activates submerged memories in the reader – above all that the core of existence may be hidden in what is small and almost forgotten.«
»Pictures of one’s own becoming and the perishing of the other are combined by Margit Schreiner into a moving requiem.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»A deliberately restrained and never long-winded narrative style.«
Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung