(From the publisher):
Philosophers know that you cannot bargain with Heaven, but Teta Linek, whose life had been spent in the kitchens of Austria's cultured and wealthy, had never read the philosophers. Her crafty but naive attempt to ensure her immortal soul provides Franz Werfel with the theme for a touching and attractive study in human personality.
The spiritual pilgrimage of Teta, who used her life's savings to educate a scapegrace nephew for the clergy, is set against the backgrounds of both the gracious Austrian culture that has so recently been destroyed and the traditional peasant faith that probably never can be destroyed. Werfel's story moves from a summer retreat in the Austrian Alps, to a flat in Vienna, to an unsavory hideaway in Prague, to the solemn and beautiful chambers of the Vatican in Rome.
Original title: Der veruntreute Himmel
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction