Johanna Braithwaite, the english bookseller of Orell Füssli Basel, recommends:
Aminatta Forna: “Happiness” CHF 18.90
A fox causes two people to collide on Waterloo Bridge in London. One of them is Jean, an American who is studying the habits of foxes in urban places and Attila, a psychiatrist from Ghana, there to deliver a keynote speech on trauma.
In this novel, the author gives London a central role, her style is atmospheric and multilayered, portraying existences that usually stay hidden or pass by unseen, human and animal alike.
It is a story of love and loss, of trauma and pain, kindness and cruelty and the many ways that we are connected to not only one another but also to nature and all its living creatures.
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