The Resplendent Guest
Anna Katharina Fröhlich

The Resplendent Guest

Details about the book
  • date of publication: 24.02.2014
  • 240 Pages
  • Hanser Berlin
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-24522-8
  • Deutschland: 18,90 €
  • Österreich: 19,50 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-24556-3
  • E-Book Deutschland: 6,99 €

There’s no such thing as freedom when you’re in love.... Katharina Fröhlich tells of the passionate coming-together of two rebellious temperaments, an alliance rife with ardour and cruelty, yet worth the risk of perdition a thousand times over every step of the way.

A garden on the slopes of a mountain, a botanist’s beautiful heiress, a down-at-heel snob, an Indian employee and a large library. One day a young Croatian, resplendent with quixotic Balkan elegance, intrudes on this idiosyncratic idyll, plunging the unsuspecting narrator into a demonic amour fou.
In the end, the only thing that remains intact is nature; in its infinite abundance it is perhaps the main protagonist of this novel, a book that retains a sense of serenity despite all its attendant anguish.
We all revere the concept of perfection; “only the mediocre is unendurable” as Mark Twain said, and the heroine of this magnificently intelligent and spirited novel takes her cue from that dictum – perfectly aware of the tragi-comic consequences of attempting to live up to such exacting standards.


The Resplendent Guest

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