By Dörte Hansen

ISBN-10: 3641152399

ISBN-13: 9783641152390

Zwei Frauen, ein altes Haus und eine artwork von Familie

Das „Polackenkind“ ist die fünfjährige Vera auf dem Hof im Alten Land, wohin sie 1945 aus Ostpreußen mit ihrer Mutter geflohen ist. Ihr Leben lang fühlt sie sich fremd in dem großen, kalten Bauernhaus und kann trotzdem nicht davon lassen. Bis sechzig Jahre später plötzlich ihre Nichte Anne vor der Tür steht. Sie ist mit ihrem kleinen Sohn aus Hamburg-Ottensen geflüchtet, wo ehrgeizige Vollwert-Eltern ihre Kinder wie Preispokale durch die Straßen tragen – und wo Annes Mann eine Andere liebt. Vera und Anne sind einander fremd und haben doch viel mehr gemeinsam, als sie ahnen.

Mit scharfem Blick und trockenem Witz erzählt Dörte Hansen von zwei Einzelgängerinnen, die überraschend finden, used to be sie nie gesucht haben: eine Familie.

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The smile that Zollo knew very well, the one with which he could invite you to your own funeral. ‘Don’t worry, just a bit of fun, nothing of any consequence! The ability to lose is something that comes with age, my friends. ’ Words that did little to ease the tension. Zollo gritted his teeth as they made for the exit. 100itext 9/3/05 7:17 am Page 31 Chapter 2 Bologna, district of St Donato, 4 January Cold whose like only the oldest residents can remember, a long time before the war when so many of us had just been born.

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No, Garibaldi, don’t put words in my mouth! There are serious ideological reasons, and besides . ’ He raises his hands and hooks the index finger of one into the thumb of the other: ‘First, in the Yugoslavian Communist Party there are no discussions, woe betide anyone who dares to criticise, the rulers aren’t elected, there’s a police check on militants and a real Turkish-style despotism. Second,’ and his index fingers meet to form a cross, ‘Tito says that the peasants are the most solid base of the Yugoslav state, in the face of Lenin and the proletarian hegemony.

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