Alina bronsky broken glass park

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alina bronsky broken glass park

Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky

An engrossing and thoroughly contemporary novel on what it means to be young, alive, and conscious in these first decades of the new century.

The heroine of this engrossing and thoroughly contemporary novel is seventeen-year-old Sascha Naimann. Sascha was born in Moscow, but now lives in Berlin with her two younger siblings and, until recently, her mother. She is precocious, independent, street-wise, and, since her stepfather murdered her mother several months ago, an orphan.

Unlike most of her companions, she doesn’t dream of escaping from the tough housing project where they live. Sascha’s dreams are different: she longs to write a novel about her beautiful but naïve mother and she wants to end the life of Vadim, the man who brutally murdered her.

Sascha’s story, as touching as any in recent literature, is that of a young woman consumed by two competing impulses, one celebrative and redemptive, the other murderous. In a voice that is candid and self-confident, at times childlike and at others all too mature, Sascha relates the universal and timeless struggle between those forces that can destroy us, and those that lead us back from sorrow and pain to life itself.

Germany’s Freundin Magazine called Broken Glass Park “a gripping portrayal of life on the margins of society.” But Sascha’s story does not remain on the margins; it goes straight to the heart of what it means to be young, alive, and conscious in these first decades of the new century.
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Broken Glass Park

Anna says good men do exist. Nice, friendly men who cook and help clean up and who earn money. Men who want to have children and give gifts and book vacations. Where on earth are they, I ask. And I think he feels better now, too. I acted as if I had everything under control.

Russian-born Alina Bronsky has been the subject of constant praise and debate since her debut novel, Broken Glass Park, was published in Germany in The heroine of this engrossing and thoroughly contemporary novel is seventeen-year-old Sascha Naimann. Sascha was born in Moscow, but now lives in Berlin with her two younger siblings and, until recently, her mother. She is precocious, independent, street-wise, and, since her stepfather murdered her mother several months ago, an orphan. In a voice that is candid and self-confident, at times childlike and at others all too mature, Sascha relates the universal and timeless struggle between those forces that can destroy us, and those that lead us back from sorrow and pain to life itself. Born in Yekaterinburg, an industrial town at the foot of the Ural Mountains in central Russia, Bronsky now lives in Berlin.

Alina Bronsky, a German writer of Russian origin, immigrated to Germany when she was thirteen, and published her first novel, Broken Glass Park , in when she was only thirty years old. The novel was very well received by both the public and the critics and was nominated for the Bachmann Prize, one of Europe's most important literary prizes. In Broken Glass Park , all Russian men are drunks, Russian women are idiots because they live with them, and Russian children and teenagers are like all other children and teenagers. What makes this novel a great, enjoyable read is its very well written dialogue and the strong voice of the heroine, Sascha Naimann. This idea was partially motivated, you said, by the desire to protect your family and children, who have the right to keep their privacy even if you are a public person.

'Broken Glass Park' by Alina Bronsky

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We use cookies to improve our service for you. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. She flees, dreams of revenge and is cleverer than everyone else. In the debut novel of Russian-German author Bronsky, a young woman fights her way through life with wit and a whole lot of anger on the inside. I have two, and there's no reason to be ashamed of either one. I want to kill Vadim. And I want to write a book about my mother.

In her riveting debut, Bronsky gives us Sascha Naimann, a year-old Russian immigrant living in Germany who narrates a brutal story with a sharp, canny voice. Sascha is determined to kill her stepfather, Vadim, who murdered her mother, but with Vadim in prison and social workers hovering, Vadim's cousin, Maria, arrives to care for Sascha and her younger stepsiblings. A puff piece in the local paper about Vadim's supposed reformation sends a livid Sascha to the newspaper office, where she meets Volker Trebur, an editor who, having briefly known Sascha's mother, offers to make things right. Sascha quickly takes him up on the offer, moving in to Volker's guestroom and beginning an intense involvement with Volker's family—particularly his teenage son. Sascha's hunger for life shines through her relentless fight to leave behind a painful childhood—a struggle complicated by an unexpected twist in the final act—making for a stark, moving tale of resiliency and survival. View Full Version of PW.

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  5. Tankkingneti1963 says:

    Russian-born Alina Bronsky has been the subject of constant praise and debate since her debut novel, Broken Glass Park, was published in Germany in

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