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Torn between genius and madness, she delves into the language of adults, their conventions and toys with what she calls, ‘the general decay of their worlds, where the pursuit of prosperity has led to neglect’. Helene Hegemann was born in and lives in Berlin. Axolotl Roadkill is her first novel. He had started to remove his clothes as roaskill had deserted him, and his skin was cracked.
Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.
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But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death?
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Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family photograph taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby. Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn’t the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother’s death than she has ever been told Why did their beloved au pair flee that day?
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It seems that, for the first time, nothing is off limits behind the Iron Curtain. Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background.
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On a scorching summer afternoon in the suburbs of Florence, a small girl goes missing at a crowded swimming pool and is never seen alive again. For fifteen years a terrible crime lies unsolved, becoming one of the city’s darkest and most shameful secrets, until one bitter winter night another body is found, at another swimming pool, and the case is reopened. Celia Donnelly had just arrived in Florence at the time of the girl’s disappearance and can remember only too well the face that filled the front pages of every Italian newspaper.
When word of the gruesome new discovery breaks, she is in the midst of arranging a weekend of birthday celebrations for a wealthy Englishman’s wife. However, as Celia undertakes what ought to be a routine work assignment, she finds herself more closely involved than she could have ever imagined with a tragedy that has haunted her dreams for fifteen years; and it is Celia who is compelled to bear witness when the past returns to exact a brutal and terrifying revenge.
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat.
So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.
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Axolotl Roadkill by Helene Hegemann
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Axolotl Roadkill By Helene Hegemann. An extraordinary and controversial bestseller in Germany from a teenage literary prodigy – a cynical Catcher in the Rye of the noughties.
This book is phenomenal. And Hegemann is a phenomenon. Helene Hegemann is the sensation of this season Axolotl Roadkill is the big coming-of-age-novel for the Generation Zero.
This book is driven by a constant search, packed with spot-on observation and surprising ideas.
Helene was offered the big stage – She jumped on it.