A Child with No Name
A modern saga about the fear of the other, set in a small village.
After a year at university, Xenia returns to her home – a village in the middle of nowhere. She is pregnant, but does not want anyone to find out.
When a dozen foreigners are provided with temporary accommodation in the school, there is uproar in the village. In order to restore peace, Xenia’s mother gets involved in an ominous deal with the secret ruler of the region, unknowingly endangering the life of her unborn grandchild.
»Poschenrieder deals masterfully with a highly topical subject by treating it at the local level. [...] Fairy-tale elements in the novel reinforce its archetypal note, while also tying the book in with a broader literary tradition.«