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OUT OF STOCK Die Auswandernden
Peter Waterhouse / Nanne Meyer

Starfruit Auswandernden Cover 1

The book tells the story of Media, who has fled from a Caucasian village to Austria, of her struggles with the foreign language, the abysmal depths of an asylum process, of absurd-seeming interrogations, protocols, and decisions, and Kafkaesque authorities and courts.

€28.00

  • Editor

    Manfred Rothenberger und Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

  • Text

    Peter Waterhouse

  • Drawings

    Nanne Meyer

  • Design

    Timo Reger

  • Language

    German

  • Details

    Hardcover, 21 x 14 cm, 256 pages, 58 ills. in color

  • ISBN

    978-3-922895-28-2

About the product

Writer Peter Waterhouse, who was awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 2012, is described as “uncompromising, poetic and by nature inquisitive” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and as a “child of heaven haunted by the art of precision” (Friederike Mayröcker). Waterhouse spent several years working on his new novel “Die Auswandernden” (“The Emigrants”)and, as circumstances dictated, it is not only a great work of linguistic art, but is also of impressive topical relevance. 

The book tells the story of Media, who has fled from a Caucasian village to Austria, of her struggles with the foreign language, the abysmal depths of an asylum process, of absurd-seeming interrogations, protocols, and decisions, and Kafkaesque authorities and courts. At the same time, it is a novel about the author’s love for people on the fringes of society, and of course also about his love of language, of words, and the sounds of words, of shifts and expansions of meaning. Furthermore, this book documents the congenial collaboration between Peter Waterhouse and illustrator Nanne Meyer: text and images combine in an intriguing and bewildering way and heighten the senses through which we perceive our world – a world that is as precious as it is vulnerable.