The Alp by Arno Camenisch
(Swiss Literature Series)

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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.

 

About Arno Camenisch

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Donal McLaughlin specializes in translating contemporary Swiss fiction. He has translated more than one hundred writers for the "New Swiss Writing" anthologies.
 
Published June 25, 2014 by Dalkey Archive Press. 100 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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