Heat. The smell of sweat. The sun in your eyes. How about a book about summer? But be warned. Esther Kinsky's debut novel "Summer Resort" isn't as idyllic as it sounds.
Not exactly an idyllic place — and yet for locals, this run-down vacation colony is a good enough spot to spend the summertime. Esther Kinsky takes us along on a journey through the Hungarian wasteland.
Hungary, 1956: A woman flees the Communist regime, abandoning her two children. The family tries to find new meaning amid great despair. Zsuzsa Bánk's novel is not a history novel, but a moving family drama.
Mora is an astute observer of the world. Spotlighting the modern-day feelings of being uprooted and adrift, she is particularly fascinated by eccentric and mysterious men who live on the edge of society.
The jury praised Hungarian-born Mora for her writings that grapple with the defining topics of our day: migration, outsiders, and loss of homeland. It is one of the most prestigious prizes for German-language literature.
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