Something is rotten in the town of Dunkelblum. Eva Menasse’s new novel tells the tale of an Austrian small town that is haunted by its past when the future seems to have just begun. In 1989, refugees from the GDR are waiting at the nearby Hungarian border, when evidence of a horrible crime surfaces in Dunkelblum: a skeleton, whose secrets the entire town had sought to forget. In »Dunkelblum«, Eva Menasse investigates the traces of collective guilt in the landscape and people of rural Austria.
Event language: German