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Last house before the mountain : a novel

Helfer, Monika 1947- (author.). Davidson, Gillian, (translator.).

Summary: "The multigenerational family saga set in a fractured rural village in WWI Austria. Maria and Josef live with their children in a valley in westernmost Austria. When the First World War breaks out and Josef is drafted into the army, Maria is left to provide for her family alone. Every day is a struggle against starvation, the harsh alpine climate and the hostile nearby villagers who see Maria as little more than a beautiful temptress out for the men left behind. But when a red-haired stranger arrives in the village, Maria feels happiness seep back into her life and she faces a choice whose consequences will affect the lives of her family for generations to come. Based on the Austrian novelist Monika Helfer's own family history, Last House Before the Mountain is a propulsive, haunting, multi-layered saga about love, family, and the hidden wages of war" --

Item details

  • ISBN: 1635579872
  • ISBN: 9781635579871
  • ISBN: 1526658801
  • ISBN: 9781526658807
  • ISBN: 1526657139
  • ISBN: 9781526657138
  • ISBN: 9781526657152
  • ISBN: 9781526657169
  • Physical Description: print
    175 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2023.

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General Note:
First published in 2020 in Germany as Die Bagage by Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Families Austria Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Austria Fiction
Austria 20th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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