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Where does your blood come from? Do you really know?This dark and mesmerising debut novel from Sarah Kisielowski tells the story of Daniel and his grandfather Albrecht: two estranged members of the same family who must cross borders in order to survive. Daniel travels to Berlin in search of Albrecht, an old blind man who has lived alone for forty years in a derelict tenement building. But now Albrecht has disappeared.To reach the truth about their family, Daniel must live as his grandfather did, and learn to see things differently. He retraces Albrecht’s life through the streets of Berlin and back to an ex-Soviet sanatorium where he first met his wife. This literary thriller explores love, betrayal and loss in post-war West Berlin. In the middle of a freezing winter, before the bailiffs destroy everything, Daniel ransacks the remnants of his grandfather’s life, desperate to find out if he’s still living. He wants family at any cost. This is the story of what he inherits.Show more
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