Dear Child

[Liebes Kind]
Flatiron Books
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Type: Literature
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Romy Hausmann (1981) topped Der Spiegel's list with her first novel. 

A student disappears on her way home. The kidnapping, a a cabin where she is confined, the children born there, the parents' grief.... Fourteen years later, a number of events take place and gives a possible ending. The different characters take the voice and tell their thoughts in first person. The author achieves an easy narration that captures us from the first line, and places us in the different experiences and desires. 

Although it is a fictional story, it is inspired by the Kampusch case.

Author: Manuel Martínez, Spain
Update on: Jan 2023