An Uinneag Don Iar

Michael Klevenhaus

£7.99

When Catriona MacDonald starts clearing her mother’s house, she discovers letters that will lead her back to Germany and to a family secret that Mairi Schmidt has kept to herself for more than fifty years.

ISBN: 2281 Category:

ISBN: 9781910124864

Publisher: Sandstone Press

Publication date: 06 January 2016

In stock

Description

Sandstone Press, 2016. 90 pages. Paperback.

When Catriona MacDonald starts clearing her mother's house, she discovers letters that will lead her back to Germany and to a family secret that Mairi Schmidt has kept to herself for more than fifty years. The frail old lady in the Uist nursing home once made a daring escape from East Berlin, but the sacrifices she was prepared to make in exchange for a new life in the West had terrible consequences for the husband and son she left behind her.

An Uinneag don Iar (The Window to the West) evokes the brutality of a Communist regime that controlled and intimidated its citizens, and explores the different ways in which people responded, their conflicting loyalties, their desire for freedom and their deep-seated need to understand who they are and where they've come from.

Reading Level: Early Intermediate (Ideal for learners, with English chapter summaries and glossaries)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Show only reviews in English (0)

Be the first to review “An Uinneag Don Iar”

Your email address will not be published.