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An explosive first novel-Madame Bovary set in modern Germany-about a wife and mother whose failed love affairs have driven her to the edge of sanity, and to a startling attempt at vindication.
After being jilted by a rich boyfriend, Margaret Sartoris, eighteen and heartbroken, throws herself into a comfortable but stifling marriage to Ernst, a war veteran with a penchant for routine and order, who still lives with his mother in a small German village.
It's not a bad life, considering Margaret's psychological scars, but neither Ernst's adoration nor the birth of a daughter can reawaken her frozen emotions. It's not until she slides into an affair with a married man with whom she plans to run away that her passions are stirred, but these plans are a fantasy that cannot possibly come true. The repercussions nevertheless will explode with unimaginable force in these astonished lives.
A remarkable psychological portrait, an oustanding debut novel.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Elke Schmitter was born in 1961 in Krefeld, Germany, and studied philosophy in Munich. As a journalist she writes for Der Spiegel. Her first novel, Mrs. Sartoris, has been translated into thirteen languages. Her second novel, Minor Misdemeanors, was published in Germany in 2002. She lives in Berlin with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726149
Author:
Schmitter, Elke
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.45 in. .33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An explosive first novel-Madame Bovary set in modern Germany-about a wife and mother whose failed love affairs have driven her to the edge of sanity, and to a startling attempt at vindication.
After being jilted by a rich boyfriend, Margaret Sartoris, eighteen and heartbroken, throws herself into a comfortable but stifling marriage to Ernst, a war veteran with a penchant for routine and order, who still lives with his mother in a small German village.
It's not a bad life, considering Margaret's psychological scars, but neither Ernst's adoration nor the birth of a daughter can reawaken her frozen emotions. It's not until she slides into an affair with a married man with whom she plans to run away that her passions are stirred, but these plans are a fantasy that cannot possibly come true. The repercussions nevertheless will explode with unimaginable force in these astonished lives.
A remarkable psychological portrait, an oustanding debut novel.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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