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The Resource The sweetness of life, Paulus Hochgatterer ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

The sweetness of life, Paulus Hochgatterer ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Label
The sweetness of life
Title
The sweetness of life
Statement of responsibility
Paulus Hochgatterer ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A chilling psychological thriller a group of damaged people living in a pleasant and seemingly tranquil Austrian village. It's the Christmas holiday, the presents have been opened, and a six-year-old girl is drinking cocoa and playing with her grandfather. The doorbell rings, and the old man gets up. The next time the girl sees her grandfather, he is lying by the barn, his skull broken; his face a red pulp against the white snow. From that time on, she does not speak a single word. Along with Detective Superintendent Ludwig Kovacs, Raffael Horn, the psychiatrist engaged to treat the silent child, reluctantly becomes involved in solving the murder. Their parallel researches sweep through the town: a young mother who believes her new-born child is the devil; a Benedictine monk who uses his iPod to drown the voices in his head; a high-spending teenager who tortures cats. Hochgatterer draws back the veil of normality and presents a disconcerting portrait of a winter-held town filled with unsavory inhabitants
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2668.O275
LC item number
S8713 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The sweetness of life, Paulus Hochgatterer ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Germany as Die Sü<U+00DF>e des lebens -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781623658533
Lccn
2014951597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn874719587
Label
The sweetness of life, Paulus Hochgatterer ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
Publication
Note
Originally published in Germany as Die Sü<U+00DF>e des lebens -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781623658533
Lccn
2014951597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn874719587

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