Saša Stanišić

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag


Herkunft is a novel about home – in one’s memory and in one’s imagination. It is a book about language, illicit work, the Relay of Youth and many a summer: The summer when grandfather stepped on grandmother’s foot while they were dancing, so I almost did not get born. The summer when I almost drowned. The summer when Angela Merkel opened the borders, one that resembled another summer way back when, when I crossed border after border to flee to Germany. Herkunft is a long good bye to my grandmother, who suffers from dementia. While I am collecting memories, she is losing hers. Herkunft is heart-wrenching because one’s origins is something one can no longer lay claim to.

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  • Origine

    Year:  2023
    Publisher:  Editura Paralela
    Translator:  Steliana Huhulescu
    Country:  Romania
    Language:  Romanian
  • Произход

    Year:  2021
    Publisher:  Colibri
    Translator:  Maria Encheva
    Country:  Bulgaria
    Language:  Bulgarian
  • Потекло

    Year:  2021
    Publisher:  Antolog
    Country:  North Macedonia
    Language:  Macedonian
  • Porijeklo

    Year:  2020
    Publisher:  Fraktura
    Translator:  Anda Bukvić Pažin
    Country:  Croatia
    Language:  Croatian