Antje Rávic Strubel's enormous gifts betray
her youth: she writes with the cool ardor of
an old master - and paints with the steady
hand of an elegant assassin.
If you still harbor a prejudice against those
endless and endlessly metaphysical German novels, give the post-Wall generation
a try in the person of one of its most popular -
and inventive - writers. Antje Rávic Strubel's
Snowed Under delivers the perfect mixture
of love, politics and fantasy.
Michael Henry Heim