Téa Obreht

  • Heartland
  • Literature

Arizona, circa 1890’s. Nora’s farm is threatened by drought and powerful cattle ranchers, and more recently, her little son Toby believes, by a monstrous animal roaming outside. Her husband has been missing for days, the older sons rode off in a fight, the well house was broken into. But Nora is facing other trials. One of them is Lurie, son of Ottoman immigrants and outlaw.

Herzland retells the American founding myth – the settler era in all its harshness and at the same time a dazzling, unknown Wild West, in which the conflicts of today’s America already shine through.

Téa Obreht is considered one of the most important young voices in international literature. Born in 1985 in Belgrade, she has lived in the USA since the age of twelve. Her debut Die Tigerfrau (2011) was published in over thirty languages and was nominated for the National Book Award.


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