Rapids
2016 Longlist

Rapids

Translated from the German by Peter Arnds
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

A sideways view of the “coming of age” experience, Rapids is the story of a young man who moves to a strange city and finds himself lost in its warren of streets and squares. He is looking for his own identity–personal, political, and sexual. A series of encounters culminates with his meeting Anja: a strong, older woman, stuck in a relationship with another man she cannot bring herself to leave. Anja becomes an anchor for the young man, yet their relationship must remain a secret–and when that secret finally comes to light, their troubles begin.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Patrick
Boltshauser

Patrick Boltshauser is a playwright and novelist. Born in 1971 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, he grew up in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Since 1996, several of his plays have been performed in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Poland. Rapids is his first novel.

Patrick Boltshauser is a playwright and novelist. Born in 1971 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, he grew up in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Since 1996, several of his plays have been performed in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Poland. Rapids is his first novel.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Peter
Arnds

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A very special approach to the “coming of age” experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/02/2014
Country
Switzerland
Original Language
German
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Translator
Peter Arnds
Translation
Translated from the German by Peter Arnds

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