A powerful new novel, a bestseller in the US, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation.
'Stepping off the RMS Mauretania into the harbour chaos of New York with a suitcase full of his father's miraculous smoked sausage, Fidelis was directed through the swirl of massed arrival . . . He spoke only the English that he had learned on the ship, words specific to his intent – train, train station, west, best sausage, master butcher, work, money, land. His family's fortunes now lay solely with him'.
In the aftermath of WWI, Fidelis Waldvogel leaves behind his quiet German village and sets out for America with his new wife, Eva – the widow of his best friend, killed in action. Finally settling in the town of Argus in North Dakota, Fidelis works hard to build a business, a home for his family – and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. But Fidelis's adventure into the New World truly begins when he encounters Delphine Watzka …
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 09 / 2004
- 130 x 197mm