Wallstein Verlag


Anna Baar

Nile


Novel

148 pages, 12,0 x 20,0 cm
ISBN: 978-3-8353-3947-7 (2021)

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German Version


»In the end everything comes true, especially the parts that were made up.« A novel on the prophetic power of writing.


A storywriter is tasked to bring her serial for a women's magazine to a close with the next issue. Feverishly she sketches a final scenario, but then destroys the notes – not because they weren’t good enough, but because she is afraid they will come true.
What if the things she has written turn out to be biographical – not in a backwards sense, like looking back on life in a retrospective, but in the sense of fortune-telling, becoming real along the way? Does the narrator only exist in her story? And if so, is there a way of escaping it?
A highly literary novel about the relationship between reality and fiction, narration and memory – enthrallingly written, with a delicate use of language.
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