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Grenzgang

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  103 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Alle sieben Jahre steht Bergenstadt Kopf: Beim traditionellen »Grenzgang« werden die Grenzen der Gemeinde bekräftigt – und alle anderen in Frage gestellt. Auch für Kerstin und Thomas, die in der kleinstädtischen Provinz hängen geblieben sind, nachdem sich ihre Lebensträume zerschlagen haben: Sie reibt sich auf zwischen pubertierendem Sohn und demenzkranker Mutter, er ist ...more
Hardcover, 454 pages
Published August 17th 2009 by Suhrkamp (first published January 1st 2009)
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Elke
Sep 04, 2011 Elke rated it really liked it
Dreieinhalb Sterne muessten es sein. Interessante Geschichte, im Rahmen von Grenzgangsfesten gesehen, d.h. man sieht die Charaktere immer von Nahem alle sieben Jahre beim Grenzgangsfest. "Grenzgang" bietet sich natuerlich auch sehr schoen als Leitmotiv an, fuer Grenzempfindung, Gratwanderung, Grenzueberschreitung, Zyklen u. dergl. Gefaellt mir, dass die Geschichte in der hessischen Privnz -- Biedenkopf -- statt findet. Auch da also kann das Leben zu Romanmaterial werden. Ein bisschen langsam und ...more
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Feb 08, 2011 ·Karen· rated it liked it
Shelves: in-german
3.5 stars if they'd let me. I really rather enjoyed this debut novel by a young German writer who lives, apparently, in Taiwan. His home town of Biedenkopf in Hessen celebrates a wild kind of charivari every seven years that is based on the age-old custom of walking the parish boundaries. Those are the boundaries referred to in the title, but there are other boundaries and borderlines crossed. There is a walk involved in the local festivities, but otherwise it resembles a cross between ...more
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Aug 05, 2011 Fruchtfleisch rated it liked it
Eine ruhige, dahinfließende Geschichte über zwei Menschen, einen Mann und eine Frau, die die Mitte ihres Lebens vielleicht schon hinter sich haben. Beide führen einen Alltag zwischen alternden Familienmitgliedern, verdampften Partnerschaften und dem sich leise meldenden Gefühl, dass dies doch noch nicht alles gewesen sein muss.

Ein wirklich handfester, lebensnaher Roman, der einen mit sich zieht, ohne einen maßlos aufzuwühlen. Wie meist das Leben.
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