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Snow Country

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''A fine and profoundly intelligent novel, written by an author who balances big ideas with human emotion. Wistful, yearning and wise'' ELIZABETH DAY ''Faulks''s most poignant love story yet'' ANTONY BEEVOR, author of Stalingrad _____________________ 1914: Young Anton Heideck has arrived in Vienna, eager to make his name as a journalist. While working part-time as a private tutor, he encounters Delphine, a woman who mixes startling candour with deep reserve. Entranced by the light of first love, Anton feels himself blessed. Until his country declares war on hers. 1927: For Lena, life with a drunken mother in a small town has been impoverished and cold. She is convinced she can amount to nothing until a young lawyer, Rudolf Plischke, spirits her away to Vienna. But the capital proves unforgiving. Lena leaves her metropolitan dream behind to take a menial job at the snow-bound sanatorium, the Schloss Seeblick. 1933: Still struggling to come terms with the loss of so many friends on the Eastern Front, Anton, now an established writer, is commissioned by a magazine to visit the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place of healing, on the banks of a silvery lake, where the depths of human suffering and the chances of redemption are explored, two people will see each other as if for the first time. _____________________ Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and hides its face from the coming of another, SNOW COUNTRY is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope. In elegant, shimmering prose, Sebastian Faulks has produced a work of timeless resonance. _____________________ ''Overpowering and beautiful ... Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing'' SIMON SCHAMA on Birdsong

About the author

Sebastian Faulks has written nineteen books, of which A Week in December and The Fatal Englishman were number one in the Sunday Times bestseller lists. He is best known for Birdsong, part of his French trilogy, and Human Traces, the first in an ongoing Austrian trilogy. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a journalist on national papers. He has also written screenplays and has appeared in small roles on stage. He lives in London.

Product details

Authors Sebastian Faulks
Publisher Vintage UK
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 01.06.2022
EAN 9781784704070
ISBN 978-1-78470-407-0
No. of pages 352
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 22 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

austria, Historical romance, FICTION / Romance / Historical / General, Historical fiction, Second World War fiction, FICTION / Historical / World War II, Vienna, War & combat fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Early 20th century c 1900 to c 1950, Narrative theme: Love and relationships

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