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Alp
by Arno Camenisch and Donal Mclaughlin


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The first novel in Arno Camenisch's celebrated "alpine" trilogy is set during a single summer. The four main (unnamed) characters are a dairyman, his farmhand, a cowherd, and a swineherd who all live and work in close proximity--but this is no "Heidi." Theirs is an existence marked by dangerous work, solitude, cruelty, alcoholism, and sheer stubbornness; but the author's handling of these situations and lives is characterized at all times by affection, surreal humor, and a brilliant ear for the sounds of the setting.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The first novel in Arno Camenisch's celebrated "alpine" trilogy is set during a single summer. The four main (unnamed) characters are a dairyman, his farmhand, a cowherd, and a swineherd who all live and work in close proximity--but this is no "Heidi." Theirs is an existence marked by dangerous work, solitude, cruelty, alcoholism, and sheer stubbornness; but the author's handling of these situations and lives is characterized at all times by affection, surreal humor, and a brilliant ear for the sounds of the setting.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781628970104
  • ISBN-10: 1628970103
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 100
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Swiss Literature

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