What You Can See From Here

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by Mariana Leky

‘Manages something only a few books achieve: it makes you happy’ Munich Mercury

What You Can See From Here

Voted the Independent Booksellers’ Favorite Novel of the year in Germany

On a beautiful spring day, a small village in Western Germany wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. But who?

As the residents of the village begin acting strangely (despite protestations that they are not superstitious), Selma’s granddaughter Luise looks on as the imminent threat brings long carried secrets to the surface. And when death comes, it comes in a way none of them could have predicted…

A story about the absurdity of life and death, a bittersweet portrait of village life and the wider world that beckons beyond, What You Can See from Here is a story about the way loss and love shape not just a person, but a community.

About the Author

Mariana Leky lives in Berlin. She began her career as a bookseller, and has published award winning novels before What You Can See from Here, an international bestseller which has been published in 14 territories.

Tess Lewis is an award-winning translator who has been awarded grants from PEN USA and UK. She has served as Co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee and is an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 13.8 × 4.2 × 22 cm