Stones from the River

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi 068484477X 9780684844770
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Stones from the Riveris a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical otherness has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorfs silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, marriage, or motherhood, but rather as the towns librarian and relentless collector of stories.Through Trudis unblinking eyes, we witness the growing impact of Nazism on the ordinary townsfolk of Burgdorf as they are thrust on to a larger moral stage and forced to make choices that will forever mark their lives.Stones from the Riveris a story of secrets, parceled out masterfully by Trudi -- and by Ursula Hegi -- as they reveal the truth about living through unspeakable times.

Author: Ursula Hegi

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 525

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1995-03-01


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