The Old Child: & Other Stories

Susan Bernofsky (Author) Jenny Erpenbeck (Author)
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Description

A novella and four short stories features outcast and eccentric women, in a collection that includes the title story, in which a girl with no discernable past discovers the power of silence, and Hale and Hallowed, in which a woman pays a surprise visit to the woman with whom she shared a hospital room when their sons were born. Original.

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
October 17, 2005
Pages
120
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.41 X 7.96 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811216081
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About the Author

Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.
Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. New Directions publishes her books The Old Child & Other Stories, The Book of Words, and Visitation, which NPR called "a story of the century as seen by the objects we've known and lost along the way."

Reviews

Erpenbeck's writing is so concentrated, so dense, that a slim volume of stories packs the weight of the world.--Ira Panic
Oppressive, charming, scary: every story has its own mood. Intelligently constructed, thought-provoking, full of the cunning of writerly finesse.