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Eher unfreiwillig verbringt Matthias seine Sommerferien auf Sylt. Er besucht seinen jüngeren Bruder, der dort in einem Heim lebt und mit niemandem spricht. Doch der Urlaub nimmt eine unerwartete Wendung, als Matthias die Betreuerin seines Bruders kennenlernt und sich in sie verliebt. Marta allerdings nimmt ihn zunächst nicht wahr. Erst als sie sich Jahre später an einer ...more
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published February 7th 2015 by Klett-Cotta (first published February 5th 2015)
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Buchdoktor
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Am Anfang ist der Protagonist nur „der Junge“, der „junge Mann“ und wird erst später zum Icherzähler des Romans. Matthias Familie bricht auseinander, nachdem sein jüngerer Bruder Carsten nach einer schweren Krankheit geistig behindert bleibt. Carsten kommt in ein Heim, die Mutter der Jungen stirbt früh, der Vater verlässt die Familie. Matthias trägt lange und unnötig an der Last der Vorstellung, er habe Schuld an einer Kopfverletzung des Bruders und dessen Behinderung sei Folge dieser ...more
Barbara
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Schwierig, etwas über dieses Buch zu sagen, das mir nicht sonderlich gut gefiel (sprachlich, inhaltlich), aber dann doch noch etwas entwickelte (die Figur des Ich-Erzähler?), das mich zu Ende lesen ließ. - Der Roman war für den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse 2015 nominiert. Wegen des politischen Themas, das in der zweiten Hälfte des Buches auftaucht?
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This was an excellent book, one on which it would be difficult to attach a label other than a love story, but probably the most unusual love story I've ever read.
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