By Ida Hattemer-Higgins
A ferociously clever debut novel a few younger amnesiac's descent into insanity in modern Berlin, and a rustic wrestling with its darkish past.
A younger lady named Margaret stumbles one morning from a wooded area outdoors Berlin, arms soiled, outfits torn. she will be able to take into account not anything of the evening within the woods, nor--she quickly realizes--anything of the former months. She returns domestic to her former life.
Two years later, she gets a letter from a mysterious health care provider, who summons her to an appointment, claiming to be anxious for her destiny. Margaret retains the appointment, but if she leaves the doctor's workplace, the complete urban is remodeled. Nazi ghosts happen as preening falcons; constructions flip to flesh; fact itself wheels.
This is the tale of Margaret's race to get well her misplaced history--the evening within the woodland, and the chasm that opened in her lifestyles consequently. Awash in guilt, careening towards a shattering revelation, Margaret unearths her own amnesia resonating increasingly more clamorously with a nation's felony prior, as she struggles towards an awakening that may lead her via insanity to the reality, and to the unanswerable ache of her personal actions.
Ida Hattemer-Higgins has written a singular approximately amnesia--individual, cultural, historical--about reminiscence and oblivion, delusion and cause, delusion and redemption in our time. An unforgettable tale from a daring and prodigiously talented younger talent.
From the Hardcover edition.