Flotsam (Paperback)Meike Ziervogel (author)
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`By turns beguiling and unsettling, Flotsam examines grief and loss through the eyes of an extraordinary child' Rachel Seiffert
Trine and her mother live in a cottage on the German coast. The mudflats that surround them disappear and reappear with the North Sea tides. The family leads a lonely existence, but each person has adapted in their own way. Anna roams the beaches collecting flotsam and jetsam to make art, while Trine loves playing on a wartime shipwreck. That is, until she loses her brother.
In her taut style, Meike Ziervogel tells a coming-of-age story from 1950s Germany - a place still haunted by war. A place where people pretend not to notice the ghosts.
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
Ziervogel grew up in Germany and this taut, mysterious novel not only conjures female subjectivities and grief, but it also paints a haunting portrait of the country in the 1950s Germany, with its greater sense of loss, and the looming spectre of crimes committed during the war.-- Arifa Akbar * The Guardian *
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