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Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons, the (2011) [Novel]
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“My father bought me from the council for 365 francs,” recalls the narrator in Monica Cantieni’s novel, The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons. She’s a young girl, an immigrant to Switzerland whose adoption is yet to be finalized. When she finally moves into her new home with her new family, she recounts her days in the orphanage and how starkly different her life is now. Her new community speaks German, a language foreign to her, and she collects words and phrases in matchboxes. Though her relationship with her adoptive parents is strained, she bonds with her adoptive grandfather Tat, and together they create the eponymous “Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons.”

Set in the time of the crucial 1970 Swiss referendum on immigration, Monica Cantieni introduces us to a host of colorful characters who struggle to make Switzerland their home: Eli, the Spanish bricklayer; Toni, the Italian factory worker with movie star looks; Madame Jelisaweta, the Yugoslav hairdresser; and Milena, the mysterious girl in the wardrobe.

Original title: Grünschnabel
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

Edition #1: The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons

The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons (2014)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st English
Translated by: Donal McLaughlin
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The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons (2014)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Seagull Publishing
ISBN: 9780857421845
Pages: 184

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