Today’s book beginning is from a book I started some time ago. It is called “Visitation” in English, the original German title is “Heimsuchung” by Jenny Erpenbeck.
It is the story of a house and its various owners over the course of roughly hundred years.
No one in the village knows where he comes from. Perhaps he was always here.
The German beginning goes like this:
Woher er gekommen ist, weiß im Dorf niemand. Vielleicht war er immer schon da.
“He” is the gardener who is taking care of the garden of the house throughout the book.
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