translated by Christina E. Kramer
Tpb 262 pages © 2012
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Goce Similevski,, a winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2010 for this novel.
Set in Vienna in 1938 about the time when Austrian Jews started to learn their fate under Hitler, and Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis was practicing. Based on these facts, this searing novel gives a haunting voice to his youngest sister, Adolfina – “the sweetest and best of my sisters” – a gifted sensitive woman who was spurned by her mother, and never married. She was witness to her brother’s genius and to the cultural and artistic splendor of Vienna in the early 20th Century.