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The History of History By Ida Hattemer-Higgins

The History of History
by Ida Hattemer-Higgins

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It's 2002. A young American woman stumbles one morning from the forest outside Berlin - hands dirty, clothes torn. She can remember nothing of the night. She returns to the life she once knew, but soon an enigmatic letter arrives from an unknown doctor claiming to be concerned for her fate.
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The History of History: A Novel of Berlin by Ida Hattemer-Higgins

It's 2002. A young American woman stumbles one morning from the forest outside Berlin - hands dirty, clothes torn. She can remember nothing of the night. She returns to the life she once knew, but soon an enigmatic letter arrives from an unknown doctor claiming to be 'concerned for her fate'. Shortly after, the city of Berlin transforms. Nazi ghosts manifest as preening falcons; buildings turn to flesh. This is the story of Margaret's descent into madness and her race to recover her lost history - the night in the forest and the chasm that opened in her life as a result. Awash with guilt, Margaret finds her amnesia resonating - more and more clamorously - with two suppressed tragedies of Berlin's darkest hour. "The History of History" tells a tale of obsessive love, family ruptures, and a nation's grief.

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Praise for Ida Hattemer-Higgins's "The History of History" "Hattemer-Higgins rangy assemblage of narrative voices is virtuosic. . . . "The History of History" offers persuasive evidence of an erudite and fiercely self-examining writer."--Jan Stuart, "The Boston Globe" "[An] eerie, brilliant novel. . . . Hattemer-Higgins shows her kinship with H. G. Adler. . . . A remarkable achievement."--Sam Sacks, "San Francisco Chronicle" "[A] profound and unsettling first novel."--Anna Mundow, "The Boston Sunday Globe" "[A] bold debut novel . . . full of harrowing twists--and proves a brilliant rumination on trauma and identity."--Carmela Ciuraru, "More" magazine "A multilayered narrative that finally resolves into a tale of personal trauma. . . . compelling, both in its lyrical prose and in the mystery that it lays out."--Charlotte Ryland, "The Times Literary Supplement" "Take note of this novel. . . . An astonishing act of cre

About Ida Hattemer-Higgins


Ida Hattemer-Higgins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She left the USA in 2001, living first in Tokyo, then in Bombay, later in Stockholm, and for the past seven years as a student of literature in Berlin, Germany, where she has also worked as a walking-tour guide and translator. She now divides her time between Berlin and Moscow. This is her first novel.

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GOR003578872
The History of History: A Novel of Berlin by Ida Hattemer-Higgins
Ida Hattemer-Higgins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2012-03-01
400
0571250513
9780571250516
N/A
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