A vividly etched portrayal of an isolated Midwestern community knotted together in strife.
Dark family secrets, savage acts of violence, and simmering resentments surface in this auspicious novel debut. For several generations before, during, and after World War I, the Richters and Sutters of New Germany, Minnesota have lived beside one another, their lives strangely and tragically intertwined. Estranged from their more assimilated neighbors, these ingrown old world families have shared one another’s company and punished one another for their unspeakable misdeeds. Nicole Helget’s debut novel resonates with the atmosphere of haunting European folklore and the immediacy of characters you can’t forget.
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