From Robert Seethaler, the International Booker Prize finalist for A Whole Life and bestselling author of The Tobacconist, comes a tale of life and death and human connection, told through the voices of those who have passed on.
If the dead could speak, what would they say to the living?
From their graves in Paulstadt's cemetery, the town's late inhabitants tell stories. Some recall just a moment -- perhaps the one in which they left this world, perhaps the one they now realize shaped their life forever. Some remember all the people they've been with, or the only person they ever loved. This chorus of voices -- young, old, rich, poor -- builds a picture of a community, as viewed from below ground. The streets of the small provincial town are given shape and meaning by those who lived, loved, worked, mourned, and died there.
The Field is a constellation of human lives -- each one different yet connected to countless others -- that shows how existence, for all its fleetingness, still has profound meaning.
Publication Date: 01-Mar-2021
Publisher: Pan Macmillan