A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

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This is a writer at the top of his game. I read this book in awe of the simple style, the gentle revealing of his character and the clarity of the  prose.

It is an almost sad story of a lonely life. There is no drama about the tradegies which happen, only a gentle coming to terms and acceptance which  allows contentment.

The changes in life are in stark contrast to the ancient landscape against which the novel is set. The majestic mountains bring joy and a lively hood in many guises, while remaining constant and unchanged. It is a powerful story to savour.

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