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6 More Unmissable Swiss Books


12 Swiss Books 2016

DER MANN, DER DAS GLÜCK BRINGT
(THE MAN WHO BRINGS HAPPINESS)
CATALIN DORIAN FLORESCU

GENRE Novel
PAGES 327
PUBLISHER C.H. Beck, Munich 2016
ISBN 978-3-406-69112-6
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Liepman Agency, Marianne Fritsch, marianne.fritsch@liepmanagency.com

A story that takes the reader back to the New York of a hundred years ago and across the sea to the magical world of the Danube Delta. A novel of tragedy and comedy, but at the same time a literary bow to the ability of men to seek happiness, to survive and to love by overcoming adversity.


12 Swiss Books 2016

MÄDCHEN FÜR MORRIS
(A GIRL FOR MORRIS)
ROMAN GRAF

GENRE Novel
PAGES 304
PUBLISHER Knaus, Munich 2016
ISBN 978-3-813-50571-9
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Gesche Wendebourg, gesche.wendebourg@randomhouse.de

Albert Keller, retired literature lecturer, can hardly bear the fact that his son Morris, who died at the age of 14, had never been able to experience love. A subtle interplay between fiction and reality with hints of Nabokov, Lewis Carroll and Thomas Mann.


12 Swiss Books 2016

ALLES SEHEN
(TO SEE IT ALL)
CHRISTOPH HÖHTKER

GENRE Novel
PAGES 661
PUBLISHER Ventil Verlag, Mainz 2015
ISBN 978-3-95575-045-9
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Ingo Rüdiger,
mail@ventil-verlag.de

To See It All is the story of one day and one night, a merry-go-round of fate, love and sexuality, violence and social sciences – the quintessence of a city distilled from the key elements of human existence.


12 Swiss Books 2016

BERGSTEIGEN IM FLACHLAND
(MOUNTAINEERING IN THE LOWLANDS)
URS MANNHART

GENRE Novel
PAGES 661
PUBLISHER Secession, Zürich 2014
ISBN 978-3-905-95132-5
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Christian Ruzicska, ruzicska@secession-verlag.com

Available again after having been temporarily withdrawn from sale. Urs Mannhart’s novel about reporter Thomas Steinhövel’s travels through Europe with all its wonders and wounds, from Scandinavia, through the Carpathians and war-torn Former Yugoslavia.


12 Swiss Books 2016

ALLEGRA
(ALLEGRA)
PHILIPPE RAHMY

GENRE Novel
PAGES 188
PUBLISHER Éditions de la Table ronde, Paris 2016
ISBN 978-2-710-37856-3
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Anna Vateva, a.vateva@editionslatableronde.fr

London, Summer 2012. Abel, a young city trader with a great future and a caring father, falls into a distressing decline. Tempted by the possibilities of violence, pitched between denial and reality, he searches for a sense of direction.


12 Swiss Books 2016

IL LADRO DI RAGAZZE
(THE GIRL THIEF)
CARLO SILINI

GENRE Novel
PAGES 446
PUBLISHER Gabriele Capelli Editore, Mendrisio 2015
ISBN 978-88-97308-35-5
TRANSLATION RIGHTS Gabriele Capelli,
gabrielecapellieditore@gmail.com

History and legend blend together in the events surrounding the magician of Cantone, bringing to life the social, religious and personal environment in the Swiss fiefdoms south of the Alps and in the Duchy of Milan, in the first half of the 17th century.