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Fiction In Translation

  • Julia Franck

    The Blindness Of The Heart

    $35.00

    translated by Anthea Bell It is 1945 and in the devastating opening scene, a young mother named Helene stands with her seven-year-old son in a provincial German railway station, amid the chaos of civilians fleeing west. Having survived with him through the horror and deprivation of the war years, Helene abandons her son on the station platform and never returns. The story quickly circles back to Helene's childhood with her sister Martha in rural Germany, which came to an abrupt end with the o...

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