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Snow Country

by Sebastian Faulks

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Published 2nd September 2021, 352 pages
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‘Overpowering and beautiful… Ambitious, outrageous, poignant, sleep-disturbing’ Simon Schama on Birdsong

‘So powerful is this recreated past that you long to call Birdsong perfect’ The Times

‘Literature at its very best: a book with the power to reveal the unimagined, so that one’s life is set in a changed context’ Time Out on Birdsong

Faulks captures the voice of a century’ Sunday Times

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1914
Young Anton Heideck has arrived in Vienna, eager to make his name as a journalist. While working part-time as a private tutor, he encounters Delphine, a woman who mixes startling candour with deep reserve. Entranced by the light of first love, Anton feels himself blessed.
Until his country declares war on hers.

1927
For Lena, life with a drunken mother in a small town has been impoverished and cold. She is convinced she can amount to nothing until a young lawyer, Rudolf Plischke, spirits her away to Vienna. But the capital proves unforgiving. Lena leaves her metropolitan dream behind to take a menial job at the snow-bound sanatorium, the Schloss Seeblick.

1933
Still struggling to come terms with the loss of so many friends on the Eastern Front, Anton, now an established writer, is commissioned by a magazine to visit the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place of healing, on the banks of a silvery lake, where the depths of human suffering and the chances of redemption are explored, two people will see each other as if for the first time.

Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and hides its face from the coming of another, SNOW COUNTRY is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope. In elegant, shimmering prose, Sebastian Faulks has produced a work of timeless resonance.

Details

Snow Country
by Sebastian Faulks

ISBN
9781786330185

Publisher
Cornerstone

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Sept. 2, 2021

Dimensions
24.0cm x 15.6cm x 4.0cm

Page count
352 pages