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My mother's lover : [The Swiss list].

Author: Urs Widmer; Donal McLaughlin
Publisher: Seagull Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It's Switzerland in the 1920s when the two lovers first meet. She is young, beautiful and rich. In contrast, he can barely support himself and is interested only in music. By the end of their lives, he is a famous conductor and the richest man in the country, but she is penniless. And most important of all, no one knows of her love for him; it is a secret he took to his grave. Here begins Urs Widmer's novel "My  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Urs Widmer; Donal McLaughlin
ISBN: 9780857421333 0857421336
OCLC Number: 899758588
Description: Online-Ressource (135 Seiten)

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It's Switzerland in the 1920s when the two lovers first meet. She is young, beautiful and rich. In contrast, he can barely support himself and is interested only in music. By the end of their lives, he is a famous conductor and the richest man in the country, but she is penniless. And most important of all, no one knows of her love for him; it is a secret he took to his grave. Here begins Urs Widmer's novel "My Mother's Lover". Based on a real-life affair, "My Mother's Lover"--The first part of a much-loved trilogy - is the story of a lifelong and unspoken love for a man - recorded by the woman's son, who begins this novel on the day his mother's lover dies. Set against the backdrop of the Depression and World War II, it is a story of sacrifice and betrayal, passionate devotion and inevitable suffering. Yet in Widmer's hands, it is always entertaining and surprisingly comic - a unique kind of fairy tale.

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