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Schlaflose Nacht by Margriet de Moor
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Schlaflose Nacht

by Margriet de Moor

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"Compact, haunting, and lovely ... it is unhurried and assured; no word is wasted ... In both its rich and unapologetic descriptions of domesticity and frank attitude toward sex ... the book is a treatise on one individual's womanhood." --Kirkus Reviews A woman gets up in the middle of a wintry night and starts baking a Bundt cake while her lover sleeps upstairs. When it's time for her to take the cake out of the oven, we have read a tale of romance and death. The narrator of this novel was widowed years ago and is trying to find new passion. But the memory of her deceased husband and a shameful incident still holds her in its grasp. Why did he do it? Margriet de Moor, master storyteller and one of Europe's foremost novelists, recounts a gripping love story about endings and demise, rage and jealousy, knowledge and ambiguity--and the possibility of a fresh start. Reading group guide is available at newvesselpress.com.… (more)

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This is a wonderful story of a woman who only fourteen months after marriage lost her husband who began suicide. In this story she tells how she met her husband, how her short time was together, and she is also on the lookout for why suicide since he left no farewell letter. Since the death of her husband, she has filled her life with short affair, and it is important for her to talk about her life.
The story is very sensitive written with much to the madness and confusion of human thought. ( )
1 vote Ameise1 | Jul 9, 2017 |
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