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Elke Heidenreich

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Details about the book
  • date of publication: 31.10.2002
  • 192 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-25227-1
  • Deutschland: 15,90 €
  • Österreich: 16,40 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-24259-3
  • E-Book Deutschland: 8,99 €

"Oh, you shouldn't have!", was mother's invariable comment upon receiving her birthday and Christmas presents. Now, after her death, her only daughter finds all the expensive scarves and creams in a cupboard, unused. And she finds more. In a box, diligently hidden, she discovers photos that show her mother with the love of her life: a woman.

Elke Heidenreich's stories attempt to stop the breakneck speed of time at least for a moment. The futility of the effort results in either in an elegiac mood – or in a healthy dose of irony. It is the events that stand out from the treadmill of everyday life that fire Elke Heidenreich's imagination. Such as the train ride during which a woman recalls her first love affair. She disembarks, searches for the man, finds him and repeats their first night together.

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