Rights sold: English (World)
Format 125x205 Hardcover
EUR 22,90 / sFr 34,90
ISBN ebook: 9783701743513
published in Januar 2011
The Antwerpian will
A century, a family, a marriage. And nothing more than lies.
When Henriette Stanley dies, the family standing at her grave is no longer large: There is Harry, her “mentally disturbed” son, on whom the shipowner family from Antwerp had once placed all their hopes. There is her daughter Ann with her German husband, whose marriage Henriette was unable to prevent even though it cost her Belgian inheritance after the War. And then there is the sister of her husband, who disappeared under suspicious circumstances many years before. Nobody speaks to her, even though she is the only one to know what happened to her brother and what the Antwerpian will really said. And she also knows that every attempt to forget is futile.
This novel is a magnificent painting and Evelyn Gill proves her mastery with it. She recounts the story of a marriage, a novel about a family full of cracks, which reveal the chasms of an entire century.
Evelyn Grill was born in Garsten (Upper Austria) and lives in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) as a freelance writer. Her recent publications include Vanitas oder Hofstätters Begierden (2005, “Vanitas or Hofstätter’s Desires”) and Der Sammler (2006, “The Collector”) and Wilma (2008, Wilma).