Original Title: Wo wir uns finden
Hardcover with jacket,
12.5 x 20.0 cm,
4.9 x 7.9 Inches
€ 18.99 [D] | € 19.60 [A] | CHF 27.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: DVA Belletristik
Date of publication:
September 10, 2012
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Of father and son, of love and guilt
They only ever had each other – Siggi and his father Josef, the father who slaves away in a foundry and, as a widower, manages to bring up his son, goads him on to finish school because he wants to make an "academic" of the boy. But Siggi chickens out, breaks away time and time again and finally leaves old Josef sitting on a bank guarantee which costs the man his house and pension. Josef humbly pays his son's debts, which no one in the village understands. What nobody knows is that Josef is only trying to settle up with his conscience. There has been a family secret festering the relationship between Siggi and his father ever since his birth – the part Josef played in the death of his wife.
Where We Find Ourselves tells of how times change, of the conflict between generations and sexes, of the destructive power of love and a guilt to which there is no end. This is a tragedy of classical dimensions.
»Wonderful! A great, small and calm but formidable drama that penetrates the layers of time, space, and life.«
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