What You Can See From Here
Written by Mariana Leky
Translated by Tess Lewis
The heartwarming story of a small town, a grandmother whose dreams foretell a coming death, and the young woman forever changed by these losses and her loving, endearingly oddball community.
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE
On a beautiful spring day, a small village in Western Germany wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. But who?
As the residents of the village begin acting strangely (despite protestations that they are not superstitious), Selma's granddaughter Luise looks on as the imminent threat brings long carried secrets to the surface. And when death comes, it comes in a way none of them could have predicted...
A story about the absurdity of life and death, a bittersweet portrait of village life and the wider world that beckons beyond, What You Can See From Here is a story about the way loss and love shape not just a person, but a community.
Read if you: always picture the MRT door opening, when you're leaning on them.