To the Back of Beyond

To the Back of Beyond

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Happily married with two children and a comfortable home in a Swiss town, Thomas and Astrid enjoy a glass of wine in their garden on a night like any other. Called back to the house by their son's cries, Astrid goes inside, expecting her husband to join her in a bit. But Thomas gets up and, after a brief moment of hesitation, opens the gate and walks out. No longer bound by the ties of his everyday life--family, friends, work--Thomas begins a winding trek across the countryside, exposed as never before to the Alpine winter. At home, Astrid wonders where he's gone, when he'll come back, whether he's still alive. Following Thomas and Astrid on their separate paths, To the Back of Beyond becomes ultimately a meditation on the limits of freedom and on the craving to be wanted
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781590518281
Characteristics: 139 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Weit über das Land


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Thomas and Astrid are a happily married Swiss couple with two small children who just returned from a pleasant vacation in Spain. While enjoying a glass of wine with Astrid in their backyard, a cry from one of the children sends Astrid back into the house. It is at this point that the story takes... Read More »

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