Books by Alois Hotschnig

LEONARDO'S HANDS by Alois Hotschnig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1999

This prizewinning (1992) Austrian novel employs a variety of conflicting voices and narrative forms to examine the conscience and evolving sensibility of Kurt Weyrath, a young engineer whose involvement in an automobile accident leads him to assume a new life—of dedication to the care of another survivor, Anna, a young woman left comatose. The novel is hauntingly, and sometimes frustratingly, fragmentary—but Hotschnig efficiently paints a quietly convincing picture of people banished to the very fringes of their own lives, and a world implacably ruled—despite our best efforts to engage it—by accident. Read full book review >