Wonderful Ways
Magdalena Sadlon

Wonderful Ways

Details about the book
  • date of publication: 08.02.1999
  • 192 Pages
  • Zsolnay
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-552-04923-9
  • Deutschland: 13,90 €
  • Österreich: 14,30 €

Cautiously, Jakob Sagmeister roams the streets of Vienna. Nothing new escapes his attention, he registers every detail and can give a precise response to every query. Like most Viennese, Jakob hails from the provinces. His mother wanted him to be a musician but he became a teacher like his father, teaching high school history until forced to retire prematurely by unfounded accusations of sexually molesting a female pupil. All that remains for him are the everyday passions: coffee house, smoking, billiards, newspapers and infrequent visits to houses of ill-repute.

Jakob Sagmeister's journeys are a continuous tightrope walk between the desire to escape the daily routine and the security of the familiar, between courage and foolishness, a craving for life and the refusal of all human feeling. Magdalena Sadlon has given us the psychohistory of a terrifyingly normal outsider in her fascinating debut novel.

Wonderful Ways

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