Stones from the River is a daring, dramatic and complex novel
of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town,
between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the
German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider
whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part
of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes
her status and power, not through beauty, marriage, or motherhood, but
rather as the town's librarian and relentless collector of stories.
Through Trudi's unblinking eyes, we witness the growing impact of Nazism
on the ordinary townsfolk of Burgdorf as they are thrust on to a larger
moral stage and forced to make choices that will forever mark their lives.
Stones from the River is a story of secrets, parceled out masterfully
by Trudi -- and by Ursula Hegi -- as they reveal the truth about living
through unspeakable times.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
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