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Kürzere Tage: Roman (suhrkamp…

Kürzere Tage: Roman (suhrkamp taschenbuch)

by Anna Katharina Hahn

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Lakonisch, nüchtern, aber in der Sprache stets ungeheuer präzise beleuchtet Anna Katharina Hahn in ihrem ersten Roman das Leben zweier Frauen in den "gemäßigten Zonen" Stuttgarts, die mitten im Leben stehen, je zwei Kinder haben und einander gegenseitig beneiden und sich gleichzeitig fragen: "Habe ich nicht alles, was ich haben wollte? Den Mann, die Kinder, meinen/keinen Job? Warum fühlt sich trotzdem alles falsch an?" Bisweilen erinnert ihr stream-of-consciousness-Stil an Virginia Woolfs "Mrs Dalloway", und auch in diesem Buch fühlt man sich wie mitten an einem ganz normalen Tag, ohne aufs erste zu ahnen, dass rundherum alles zusammenbricht. Vielleicht das echteste Buch, das ich seit langem gelesen habe... ( )
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It's Autumn in Stuttgart, just before Halloween, and thirty-something mothers Judith and Leonie are safely ensconced in their upmarket apartments in one of the city's best neighborhoods. Judith has squeezed her life into the straitjacket of wholesome stay-at-home motherhood - no TV, no sweets, nature hikes, and, above all, routine - and marriage to staid university professor Klaus. Leonie is proud of her work at a bank and her husband Simon's career, though she worries that she's neglecting her young daughters, and that Simon's work distracts him from his family. Over the course of a few days, Judith and Leonie's apparently stable, successful lives are thrown into turmoil by the secrets they keep, the pressures they've been keeping at bay, and the waves of change lapping at the peaceful shores of their existence. Shorter Days is both an 'exorcism of women's fears' and a heartrending exploration of the joys and challenges of modern family life..… (more)

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