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Michael Stavaric - stillborn


Die Geschichte einer Frau so verletzlich wie tough, so smart wie fies. Platz 4 der ORF Bestenliste im April

Elisa has one passion: empty apartments. The fact that she is a real estate agent presents only a limited accommodation to her infatuation, as during the day she is always busy finding people that fill up her apartments. But at night she is in her element, behind the doors that shut life out: there she feels safe. Until one apartment after the other is afflicted by an arsonist and goes up in flames. Georg, the investigating officer, is in the dark. And what is even worse, he soon catches fire himself, and is burning with love for Elisa. To make matters worse unsolved cases of murder from her childhood suddenly emerge together with Georg. Why can’t she remember anything? Would her mother know more? All sorts of things happen, and yet Elisa can’t get rid of the notion that actually nothing is happening at all. Her daily routine is the only thing that keeps her going – all too often too fast – and there is always the fear that one day she might stop breathing because she could simply have forgotten… Michael Stavarič writes two whodunits in one – and more than that: intriguingly he tells of an irresistible woman. His language is rhythmical, poetic and vibrant. Elisa, the monster, the saint. A woman whom one wishes in the end: live, damn it. Breathe!

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2nd edition
176 pages
format:110 x 190
ISBN: 9783701714407
Release date: 03.03.2008

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Michael Stavaric

was born in Brno (Czech Republic) in 1972. Lives in Vienna where he studied Bohemistics and Journalism. Has since been working as a writer, translator and publisher. Numerous publications.He was awarded in the International Poetry Competition (Dublin, 2002) and with the Literaturpreis der Akademie Graz (Graz, 2003). Michael Stavarič is pricewinner of the Buch.Preis 2007 for his novel "stillborn" and got the Adelbert-von-Chamisso literary award 2008 for „Terminifera".


“A fulminant debut novel!” Bernhard Wenzl, WIENER ZEITUNG

“Michael Stavaric creates a new approach, an own sound and a good drive..outrageous attractive!” Ulrike Matzer, PRAGER ZEITUNG

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