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  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473573949
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

Twelve Nights




A beautiful winter gem in the vein of Embers and A Whole Life

‘I’ve been gone a long time, but I’m not a stranger here...’ This is the deeply atmospheric story of a man’s return to his childhood village, to reconcile with his estranged brother. Manfred has been away for many years and has not spoken with Sebastian since their bitter argument over the love of a woman and the inheritance of the family farm. As he walks alone through the Black Forest, on the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany, Manfred’s memories are triggered by the winter landscape – the stillness of the snow-covered hills, the dense woods, the cold and mist – whose sounds, scents and sights unlock the story of his past, and gesture to the possibility of a future. Tautly and beautifully written, this short gem also contains ten haunting illustrations by award-winning German artist Nanne Meyer.

  • Published: 3 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473573949
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

About the author

Urs Faes

Urs Faes is a Swiss writer, the author of fourteen novels, several poetry collections and a number of plays. He has been twice nominated for the Swiss Book Prize. Twelve Nights is his first work to be published in English.

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