IBNA- Historical novel 'This House Is Mine' by German writer and linguist Dörte Hansen has been translated into Persian and is available in Iranian book market.
Long-listed for the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the book has been translated into Persian by Fatemeh Atraki. Qoqnoos Publishing in Tehran has released 'This House Is Mine' in 288 pages.
All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty half-timbered farmhouse she arrived at as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can’t seem to let it go. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son.
Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg, Germany neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: a family.
Told in skillfully crafted alternating points of view and a nonlinear storyline, Dörte Hansen’s internationally bestselling debut novel ‘This House is Mine’ showcases her impressive talent for characterization and dialogue in an exceptional book that combines emotional depth and humor.
The author’s sparse language and sometimes oblique references make for a deeply immersive reading experience, and the characters will resonate long after the last page has been turned.
Hansen was born in Husum in northern Germany. She studied languages and completed a Ph.D. in linguistics. She then turned to journalism, spent several years working as a radio editor, and is now an author for radio and print. ‘This House Is Mine’ is her first novel.