All About Sally

All About Sally

Arno Geiger

Sally isn't very nice to her husband and she doesn't treat her lover much better. But she's smart, charming and witty – exactly the sort of woman you want to know everything about: a dazzling novel on adultery in the era of short-term partnerships.

Alfred and Sally have been married for a long time; they have three almost grown-up children and carry a fair amount of emotional baggage and miscellaneous memories with them. In 1977, Sally lands a job at the cultural institute in Cairo, and finds a husband, Alfred, there too. From then on, life becomes far too quiet as far as she is concerned.

But when their house in the Viennese suburbs is burgled, it's not just their ordered domestic lives that are turned upside down: Sally is suddenly filled with defiance and a need for more excitement in her life, so she embarks on an affair with Alfred's best friend. But is it enough to just change men? Alfred refuses to let the love of his life go without putting up a fight, so he finally asks himself the crucial question: what is this life that we've been leading together? And what do I really know about this woman, after almost thirty years together? Arno Geiger completely rewrites the great betrayal novel, using commanding realism and comic harshness to tell the story of a love that doesn't end at the altar, but really only begins there.


Foreign Sales

France (Gallimard), Holland (Bezige Bij), Italy (Bompiani), Japan (Sakuhinska)

All About Sally

Videos

Arno Geiger liest beim O-Töne Literaturfestival

Interview mit Arno Geiger

Kommentare

Mechthild Müller
10.02.2010

Wahrlich!!!!!!!!!
“ mehr als ein Eimer Wasser den man ins Meer der Literatur schüttet“ (Zitat/Geiger im BR-Talk eins-zu-eins 7.2.10)
ist dieser neue Roman, der aus der Flut der Neuerscheinungen so lustvoll herausragt:
reicht doch die Länge eines Bleistiftes nicht aus um alle sprachlichen Highlights und Einfühlsamkeiten zu markieren….
Einen großen Stein hat der österreichische Flaubert-Enkel in den Spiegel des Himmels geworfen!!!!
(zit.aus Johannimloh<.Beichtzettel>,1969:Ich habe einen großen Stein/in den Spiegel des Himmels geworfen./Es war keine böse Absicht;/doch er ließ sich nicht anders bewegen)
Meine Verehrung
M.


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