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TitleOlga / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Charlotte Collins.
AuthorSchlink, Bernhard, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC SCH11584500002107JohnsonburgAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780063112926
Personal Name Schlink, Bernhard, author.
Uniform Title Olga. English
Title Statement Olga / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Charlotte Collins.
Edition Statement First HarperVia edition.
Imprint New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.
Physical Description 277 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note "Originally published as Olga by Diogenes Verlag AG, Zurich, in 2018."
Summary, Etc. "Abandoned by her parents, Olga is raised by her grandmother in a Prussian village around the turn of the 20th century. Smart and precocious, endearing but uncompromising, she fights against the prejudices of the time to find her place in a world that sees women as second-best. When Olga falls in love with Herbert, a local aristocrat obsessed with gaining all the power, glory and greatness the modern age can provide, her life is irremediably changed. Their love goes against all odds and encounters many obstacles, entwined with the twisting paths of German history, leading us from the late 19th to the early 21st century, from Germany to Africa and the Arctic, from the Baltic Sea to the German south-west. Unfolding across centuries, Olga is an epic romance, and a wrenching tale of devotion to a restless man in a fateful moment of great rebellion. Though Olga lives her life within the margins of others, her magnetic presence breathes vivid life into these pages. Told in three distinct parts-which brilliantly shift from different points of view to the epistolary form-Schlink paints a full portrait of a singular woman's complex life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Letter writing Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Long-distance relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women Germany Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Germany History 20th century Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Love stories.
Added Entry, Personal Name Collins, Charlotte, 1967- translator.

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