A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

By Robert Seethaler

Andreas lives his entire lifestyles within the Austrian Alps, the place he arrives as a tender boy taken in via a farming relations. he's a guy of only a few phrases and so, whilst he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her hand in marriage, yet in its place has a few of his acquaintances gentle her identify at nightfall around the mountain. while Marie dies in an avalanche, pregnant with their first baby, Andreas' center is damaged. He leaves his valley only once extra, to struggle in WWII ― the place he's taken prisoner within the Caucasus ― and returns to discover that modernity has reached his distant haven . . .

Like John Williams' Stoner or Denis Johnson's educate desires, a complete existence is a young ebook approximately discovering dignity and sweetness in solitude. a fantastic novel a few easy existence, it has already tested its energy to maneuver millions of readers with a message of solace and fact. It appears to be like on the moments, monstrous and small, that make us what we're.

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