My Homeland was an Apple Pip
- New Translations
Translated from German by Natalia Nadirashvili and Ekaterine Reisner
Her immediate surroundings, the world cataclysms as well as her personal hardship have deeply affected the author, becoming an inspiration for a writer born and raised in one of the small, remote German-speaking villages in Romania. These have changed her fate and marked her works forever with the impression she got from them.
In the autobiographical novel, which has a form of an extensive interview, Herta Muller describes every episode and nuance of her life in detail, presenting it in the light of a universal biography of mankind. A highly engaging narrative makes the book especially charming.