Aspiring journalist Anton Heideck arrives in Vienna impressionable and ready for life. Whilst tutoring the son of a rich gentleman, he meets the startling Delphine, a woman of experience and deep secrets. Entranced, and under the quixotic light of first love, Anton comes to life. Until his country declares war on hers.
For Lena, life with her mother in a small town has been cosseted and cold. A few years of schooling convince her that she will come to nothing, until a young lawyer Rudolph Plischke spirits her away to Vienna. However, what she
imagines to be love soon crumbles and, when her mother dies, Lena is quick to leave her broken metropolitan dream behind and take a post at the snow-capped hospital, the Schloss Seeblick.
Having lost many friends on the Eastern front, Anton is keen to write about the mysterious Schloss Seeblick clinic run by psychoanalyst, Martha Midwinter. In this place, on the banks of a silvery lake whereupon human suffering and healing are laid bare, two people will see each other as if for the first time. Sweeping across Europe as it heals from one war and awaits the blow of another, SNOW COUNTRY is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope. In elegant, shimmering prose, Sebastian Faulks has produced an epic love story of timeless resonance.
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