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The Dark Meadow

The Dark Meadow (Hardback)

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Bavaria, Germany, 1947. At the end of the war, Afra Zauner returns to her parents' cottage on the edge of Mauther Forest. Unmarried, and pregnant. As she struggles to raise her child, her father's shame, her mother's fury and the loud whispers of the neighbours begin to weigh upon her. She doesn't believe in her sin. But everyone else does. And someone brings judgement down upon her. Many years later, Hermann Muller is throwing a drunk out of his tavern. A traveller, who won't stop ranting about a murder left unsolved, about police who never investigated. Out of curiousity, the file is reopened. And in the cold light of hindsight, a chilling realisation creeps upon the community. No-one ever atoned for Afra's death. But her story is waiting to be told. Andrea Maria Schenkel returns to the form of her groundbreaking The Murder Farm, narrating through suspects, victims and investigators to lead the reader to their own awful understanding.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersHistorical mysteriesFiction & PoetryFiction in translation Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 31/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9781780877730  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Andrea Maria Schenkel is the author of The Murder Farm, Ice Cold and Bunker, all of which are phenomenal bestsellers in her native Germany and have been translated all over Europe. She lives near Regensburg, Bavaria, with her family. Anthea Bell has won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for German translation four times. She was awarded an O.B.E. for her services to literature in 2010.

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