The Mussel Feast (Paperback)
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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 01/02/2013
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The modern German classic that has shaped an entire generation. A mother and her two teenage children sit at the dinner table. In the middle stands a large pot of cooked mussels. Why has the father not returned home? As the evening wears on, we glimpse the issues that are tearing this family apart. ------ 'I wrote this book in August 1989, just before the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I wanted to understand how revolutions start. It seemed logical to use the figure of a tyrannical father and turn the story into a German family saga.' Birgit Vanderbeke ------ Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'I love this monologue. It's the first Peirene book which made me laugh out loud with tears in my eyes. The author lays bare the contradictory logic of an inflexible mind. This is a poignant yet hilarious narrative with a brilliant ending.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher

Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781908670083
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 190 x 125 x 13 mm

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Chris

“Macabre and juicy”

This book is wonderful!
It is beautifully written (and well-translated from German), told from the perspective of a seemingly usual young girl about a highly unusual dinner-time in her family household. Lots of... More

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