A Whole Life

A Whole Life

eBook - 2016
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Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness, Robert Seethaler's A Whole Life is a story of man's relationship with an ancient landscape, of the value of solitude, of the arrival of the modern world, and above all, of the moments, great and small, that make us who we are.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374715373
Characteristics: 1 online resource (151 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Collins, Charlotte 1967-- Translator
Alternative Title: Ganzes Leben. English


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Nov 04, 2017

Poignant well written novel on the life of a man in the mountains of Austria. Brevity is a strength in this tale. Worth reading if you are interested

AL_RACHEL Jul 08, 2017

The main character, whose life you will read from beginning to end, is far from likable. Cold, alone, and aimless; I fell in love with him and his story.

May 21, 2017

So moving in a quiet way; the seemingly insignificant events that connect us but leave an indelible mark on our lives. I profoundly enjoyed this. Writing at its best.

Dec 13, 2016

Beautiful, understated and moving account of a life that appears simple on the surface, but runs deep with experience, trauma, emotion and resilience.

Sep 30, 2016

Not badly written, but reminds me too much of a children's fable.

Jun 03, 2016

A best seller in Germany, this novel has been compared to "Stoner" in that it tells the quiet life of an ordinary working man in the 20th century. The story is told without sentimentality.


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