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Capricho

Capricho

A Summer in My Garden
Published by Diogenes as Capricho
Original Title: Capricho

A writer makes his annual journey to his simple little house in a rundown Spanish village, the last dwelling at the end of the country road. It's the history of this very village that he wants to get down on paper, but he can't find the words. Instead he begins to work his ›huerto‹, the garden, and in the process enters into conversations not only with his neighbours - who pass on stories and tips - but above all with himself and with nature. 


General Fiction
272 pages
2021

978-3-257-07117-7

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»In order to perceive the nuances of his new book, you have to let it carry you away.«

Maria Frisé / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt

»This is a classic example of how seemingly unspectacular literature doesn’t explicitly describe major topics like alienation, criticism of civilisation, and historical traumas, but instead illuminates and makes them visible.«

Hansruedi Kugler / Schweiz am Wochenende, Aarau

»Together with the first person narrator, the reader once again comes closer to a centuries-old but disappearing Mediterranean way of life.«

Alexander Sury / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»This is by no means sentimental; it’s highly precise, and at times painful, because nature’s whims are certainly not always friendly.«

Roman Bucheli / Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich

»Capricho is a novel to immerse yourself in - a book that grounds you, because it motivates you to reflect on everyday things.«

Gabi von Waden / WDR 2 Lesen, Cologne

»A novel to wind down with in the garden at home - or anywhere, for that matter.«

Thomas Gubler / Basler Zeitung, Basel

»This much slow living is infectious.«

Michael Wurmitzer / Der Standard, Vienna

»I grew really fond of the bizarre and idiosyncratic villagers while I was reading it.«

Luzia Stettler / SRF 1, Zurich

»In order to perceive the nuances of his new book, you have to let it carry you away.«

Maria Frisé / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt

»This is a classic example of how seemingly unspectacular literature doesn’t explicitly describe major topics like alienation, criticism of civilisation, and historical traumas, but instead illuminates and makes them visible.«

Hansruedi Kugler / Schweiz am Wochenende, Aarau

»Together with the first person narrator, the reader once again comes closer to a centuries-old but disappearing Mediterranean way of life.«

Alexander Sury / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»This is by no means sentimental; it’s highly precise, and at times painful, because nature’s whims are certainly not always friendly.«

Roman Bucheli / Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich

»Capricho is a novel to immerse yourself in - a book that grounds you, because it motivates you to reflect on everyday things.«

Gabi von Waden / WDR 2 Lesen, Cologne

»A novel to wind down with in the garden at home - or anywhere, for that matter.«

Thomas Gubler / Basler Zeitung, Basel

»This much slow living is infectious.«

Michael Wurmitzer / Der Standard, Vienna

»I grew really fond of the bizarre and idiosyncratic villagers while I was reading it.«

Luzia Stettler / SRF 1, Zurich
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