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We know, we could, and we fall in sync

Literaturhaus Basel

Father, Mother, Child. Yade Yasemin Önder uses all his considerable skill to place these characters on a collision course. The first-person narrator is born somewhere in provincial West Germany in the year after Chernobyl. However the core family doesn’t remain intact for long. When the overweight Turkish father dies leaving the family alone, mother and daughter prove a toxic mixture. Önders debut is a wild novel about the body, alienation and arrival, about identity and difference that continually astonishes with its daring.

A cooperation with the German department of the University of Basel

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