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Her journey begins aboard a ship headed south, taking her below the Arctic Circle for the first time in her life. Kathrine makes her way to France and has the bittersweet experience of a love affair that flares and dies quickly, her starved senses rewarded by the shimmering beauty of Paris. Through a series of poignant encounters, Kathrine is led to the richer life she was meant to have and is brave enough to claim.
Using simple words strung together in a melodic alphabet, Peter Stamm introduces us, through a series of intimate sketches, to the heart of an unforgettable woman. Her story speaks eloquently about solitude, the fragility of love, lost illusions, and self-discovery.
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By S. Nanra on 03-16-16
Not sure what to make of this. The sparse writing style lends itself to the ordinariness and rituals of life, punctuated by people and events that fade into an amorphous past.
I was left feeling that everything happened, and nothing happened, but not sure if I actually enjoyed it.