This is a vivid, unsentimental yet intensely moving portrayal of an old man who, in spite of his failing health, stubbornly continues to actively enjoy life a going to the pub, smoking and drinking, doing stonemasonas jobs, observing and commenting on the people around him. His environment and social relationships a as well as those of his son, the narrator a are portrayed with great attention to detail, providing us with an unfamiliar, realistic and sometimes humorous picture of run-of-the-mill everyday life in a provincial part of Switzerland in the 1980s. In Epitaph for a Working Man, Erhard von BA¼renas laconic account, written from the sonas viewpoint, is dispassionate and occasionally harsh, but it becomes a loving homage to the father. The old manas life is encapsulated in his final year: his toughness and his weakness, his dedication, his roughness and his gentleness.The automatic doors slid open, then glided shut behind us. Basement corridors. The smell of polish and disinfectants. aAh, this way. All you have to do is follow the arrows.a And, aIt wona#39;t be long before I can find it on my own.a He hung his cap anbsp;...
|Title||:||Epitaph for a Working Man|
|Author||:||Erhard von Büren|
|Publisher||:||Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2015-06-28|