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The Water Tower and Other Stories
In these six stories, everyday incidents and situations become extraordinary, lingering on in the reader’s memory. For instance, the search for the perfect Christmas tree will never be quite the same again after reading ’23 December’.
The pursuit of human happiness in all its different manifestations is at the core of these taut, ironic, and compassionate tales.
Category: Böcker Tag: Axel Thormählen
Dental Gold and Other Stories
30.00 kr – 60.00 kr
Axel Thormählen’s stories are as unpredictable as life itself, mixtures of pleasure and sadness in shifting registers along the scale between romance and satire. They deal with people who want to find comfort and some kind of foothold in human existence, even though some of them realise that contented stability will always elude them.
A Happy Man or Der Glückliche
Les Figues Press, Los Angeles 2008 http://www.lesfigues.com
Selected short stories by Axel Thormählen, bilingual edition (English/German)The tales in this collection could hardly be more diverse where content is concerned, ranging from the Christmas story 23 December to the young love of Dyke Crest Lane No. 1. We also meet the Construction Worker who keeps interrupting our lives with his relentless noise, the ancient church servant Thomas who inhabits the cathedrals where we catch our breath, and the old woman for whom the only uplifting thing is the Water Tower which rises near her house. In the familiar Course of Things, illness, healing process, and death go hand in hand; the Happy Man knows that, too, whereas the Churchgoer is still searching for a monumental meaning in life. We’d better make use of our Visiting Hour even if things keep breaking into little pieces, again and again. https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781934254042/a-happy-man-and-other-stories.aspx Book Reviews Blog http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/catalog/show_comment/1594 http://skylightbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-encounter-with-happy-man.html http://www.bookslut.com/fiction/2008_11_013686.php http://www.theshortreview.com/reviews/AxelThormahlenAHappyMan.htm Interview with Axel Thormählen http://www.theshortreview.com/authors/AxelThormahlen.htm
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