Father wants to eat mussels — and the rest of the family obeys. As per usual. Set in postwar Germany, "The Mussel Feast" by Birgit Vanderbeke shows the true colors of a small family.
A disdainful dinner gets out of control. Mother, daughter and son pass the verdict on the absent father. This swan song about idyllic family life garnered Birgit Vanderbeke the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize.
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