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By Alina Bronsky

Broken Glass Park made a striking debut while it was once released in Germany in 2008. Its writer, the twenty-nine-year outdated Russian-born Alina Bronksy has seeing that been hailed as a wunderkind, a huge expertise who has been the topic of continuing compliment and debate.

The heroine of this enigmatic, razor-sharp, and carefully modern novel is seventeen- year-old Sacha Naimann, born in Moscow. Sacha lives in Berlin now along with her more youthful siblings and, till lately, her mom. She is precocious, self sustaining, skeptical and, considering the fact that her stepfather murdered her mom a number of months in the past, an orphan. in contrast to such a lot of her partners, she doesn?t dream of having out the cruel housing undertaking the place they dwell. Her desires are varied: she desires to write a unique approximately her mom; and he or she desires to finish the lifetime of Vadim, the fellow who murdered her.

What moves the reader so much during this unparalleled novel is Sacha?s voice: candid, self-confident, mature and childlike while: a voice so just like the voices of lots of her new release with its attribute mixture of worldliness and innocence, skepticism and exuberance. this can be Sacha?s tale and it truly is as touching as any in fresh literature.

Germany?s Freundin Magazine referred to as Broken Glass Park ?a ruthless, exciting portrayal of lifestyles at the margins of society.? yet Sacha?s tale doesn't stay at the margins; it is going immediately to the center of what it ability to be seventeen in those the 1st years of the hot century.

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I can’t remember,’ I lied. ‘Yes you can. ’ ‘I was not! ’ ‘Because it’s the ordinary law-abiding people who go crazy and walk into primary schools and open fire on a class of kids; compared to that, crims use guns responsibly. ’ ‘You said criminals should have guns; that’s a quote. ’ ‘I don’t think it’s anything—’ ‘You probably missed the way we developed that,’ I told her. ‘We decided only extroverts and nutters should get guns, crims or not. Because it’s always the quiet ones that go mad. Ever noticed that?

Good point. ’ Kul asked. ’ I said. Kul had a bit of a sheen on him; looked a little glassy-eyed. It never did take much to get him drunk. ’ ‘Umm, well …’ Most of the people at the party were taking turns to throw things over the parapet. For a dedicatedly minimalist couple, Faye and Kul had a surprising amount of stuff they weren’t going to miss when they quit the loft: quite a lot of old kitchen bits and pieces, like bowls, plates, jars, a broken juicer, a defunct Thermos flask, some outdated goblets, a bilious green fondue set … then a handful of ornaments they’d been given by Faye’s parents, which they’d never liked or ever displayed but had kept in case the old couple ever came to visit (the ornaments were, like Faye’s parents, pretty hideous), followed by bigger stuff as Faye and Kul got into it and people started to cam-cord what was happening: an old hi-fi system, a bust TV, a misbehaving radio, and bottles; lots of bottles.

No. I see. Yeah. Yeah. ’ Kul asked, leaning on the parapet and glancing at Jo, who was a few paces away now and giving the finger to her phone while still making noises into it. ’ I looked at him. ’ I asked softly, also glancing at Jo. ’ He just grinned. I leaned on the parapet too, looking down at the gradually browning flesh of the apple. ‘I don’t think so. ’ My ex was currently shacked up with a cop in sunny Luton. ’ Kul asked. ’ I shrugged. Slightly dodgy territory here, as Jude and I did meet up now and again and on a few of those occasions had - despite all the bitterness and recriminations and other usual failed-marriage stuff - ended up falling into bed.

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