The History of History: A Novel of Berlin

The History of History: A Novel of Berlin

Ida Hattemer-Higgins


2002. a tender American girl stumbles one morning from the wooded area open air Berlin - fingers soiled, outfits torn. she will be able to have in mind not anything of the evening. She returns to the existence she as soon as knew, yet quickly an enigmatic letter arrives from an unknown healthcare professional claiming to be 'concerned for her fate'. presently after, town of Berlin transforms. Nazi ghosts happen as preening falcons; constructions flip to flesh. this can be the tale of Margaret's descent into insanity and her race to get better her misplaced background - the evening within the wooded area and the chasm that opened in her lifestyles therefore. Awash with guilt, Margaret reveals her amnesia resonating - an increasing number of clamorously - with suppressed tragedies of Berlin's darkest hour. Harrowing and provocative, beguiling in its lyricism and sensuality, "The historical past of background" tells a story of obsessive love, family members ruptures, and a nation's grief. And it's an elegy to 'the historical past of historical past' - the position of the German previous within the psychic lifetime of the current age. With this primary novel, third-year-old Ida Hattemer-Higgins establishes herself as as daring, creative and talented author.

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