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A Whole Life

(2015)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
'Heart-rending and heart-warming . . . for all its gentleness, a very powerful novel' Jim Crace

Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her hand in marriage, but instead has some of his friends light her name at dusk across the mountain. When Marie dies in an avalanche, pregnant with their first child, Andreas' heart is broken. He leaves his valley just once more, to fight in WWII - where he is taken prisoner in the Caucasus - and returns to find that modernity has reached his remote haven . . .

Like John Williams' Stoner or Denis Johnson's Train Dreams, A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler is a tender book about finding dignity and beauty in solitude. An exquisite novel about a simple life, it has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of solace and truth. It looks at the moments, big and small, that make us what we are.

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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Whole Life: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 0-374-28986-7 / 978-0-374-28986-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-4472-8189-6 / 978-1-4472-8189-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Whole Life: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-250-14103-6 / 978-1-250-14103-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-4472-8390-2 / 978-1-4472-8390-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-4870-0074-X / 978-1-4870-0074-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-4870-0075-8 / 978-1-4870-0075-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
ISBN: 1-4870-0076-6 / 978-1-4870-0076-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Seethaler, Charlotte Collins - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Whole Life: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Seethaler, Charlotte Collins - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Whole Life: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Whole Life
Author(s): Robert Seethaler
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK