Die Königin schweigt

Laura Freudenthaler

Publisher: Droschl

Austria
German
Fiction
2017

Fanny, the “Queen”, is a woman hit hard by life. She spends her old age alone and keeps silent about everything that has happened in the past. She leaves her diary notebook, a gift from her granddaughter, sitting untouched on her bedside table instead of filling its pages with the tragedies of what she has gone through. But in daydreams and during sleepless nights she cannot help remembering, and so her whole life passes before her in stirring images: We accompany Fanny through all chapters of her life, beginning with her childhood on her parents’ farm in the 1930s until the time just before her death. In compact, clear and poignant snapshots, these memory fragments explain how Fanny became the aloof and proud woman she is.

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