|Broken Glass Park (2008) [Novel]|
by Alina Bronsky
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(From the publisher):
The heroine of this enigmatic, razor-sharp, and thoroughly contemporary novel is seventeen- year-old Sacha Naimann, born in Moscow. Sacha lives in Berlin now with her two younger siblings and, until recently, her mother. She is precocious, independent, skeptical and, since her stepfather murdered her mother several months ago, an orphan. Unlike most of her companions, she doesn't dream of getting out the tough housing project where they live. Her dreams are different: she wants to write a novel about her mother; and she wants to end the life of Vadim, the man who murdered her.
What strikes the reader most in this exceptional novel is Sacha's voice: candid, self-confident, mature and childlike at the same time: a voice so like the voices of many of her generation with its characteristic mix of worldliness and innocence, skepticism and enthusiasm. This is Sacha's story and it is as touching as any in recent literature.
Original title: Scherbenpark
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)