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Origin Unknown

Literary


by
Oliver Rohe (Author) and Lauren Messina (Translator)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 99 pages

File size: 362 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


A word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man flying to his war-torn native country for the first time in years, Without Origin explores the ways a family, homeland, friendship, or even a favorite author, can come to overwhelm one’s individuality. 

Oliver Rohe’s first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed by reminiscences of his long-dead childhood friend Roman, the narrator begins to wonder if any of his thoughts, or the decisions he has made in his life, are truly his own. From meditations upon loss, violence, repetition, and individuality, to explicit homages to the works of Thomas Benhard, Without Origin is a remarkable and incisive debut.

A word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man flying to his war-torn native country for the first time in years, Without Origin explores the ways a family, homeland, friendship, or even a favorite author, can come to overwhelm one’s individuality. 

Oliver Rohe’s first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed… (more)

A word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man flying to his war-torn native country for the first time in years, Without Origin explores the ways a family, homeland, friendship, or even a favorite author, can come to overwhelm one’s individuality. 

Oliver Rohe’s first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed by reminiscences of his long-dead childhood friend Roman, the narrator begins to wonder if any of his thoughts, or the decisions he has made in his life, are truly his own. From meditations upon loss, violence, repetition, and individuality, to explicit homages to the works of Thomas Benhard, Without Origin is a remarkable and incisive debut.

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