The Wall

Marlen Haushofer

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Publisher:
Vintage
A woman takes a holiday in the Austrian mountains, spending a few days with her cousin and his wife in their hunting lodge. When the couple fails to return from a walk, the woman sets off to look for them. But her journey reaches a sinister and inexplicable dead end. She discovers only a transparent wall behind which there seems to be no life. Trapped alone behind the mysterious wall she begins the arduous work of survival.

This is at once a simple account of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting matches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one's name, and simultaneously a disturbing dissection of the place of human beings in the natural world.
Authors
Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
Year
2022
Length
256 pages
Cover
Softback
Dimensions
19.8 cm x 12.9 cm