Anna and David want to live together, but Anna discovers she is pregnant and knows that David is not the father. When David suddenly disappears, Anna finds herself alone, a young woman in a world utterly out of joint. As birds on fire fall from the sky and dust storms swirl through the countryside, she must decide whether her child should live or die.

In her debut novel, Seraina Kobler creates an atmosphere of approaching dystopia: Anna hides out in an evacuated apartment building in a prohibited area on the Zürichberg hill. The forest that once stood beside the building burned down following a severe drought, and the fire still smolders underground. Winter is coming, migrating birds have stayed away, and from the Adriatic to the North Sea, plants are blossoming again. Piece by piece, the reader learns what has happened during the past eight months, as a heatwave speeding up natural processes has brought on a catastrophe that parallels Anna’s own personal drama.

Seraina Kobler

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Kommode Verlag
Publishing date September 2020
176 pages, 11×18 CM
hardcover, thread binding, with ribbon
ISBN 978-3-9525014-6-7
EUR 18.00