Seemingly the simplest of stories--a passing anecdote of village life-- Rock Crystal opens up into a tale of almost unendurable suspense. This jewel-like novella by the writer that Thomas Mann praised as "one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature" is among the most unusual, moving, and memorable of Christmas stories. Two children--Conrad and his little sister, Sanna--set out from their village high up in the Alps to visit their ...

Rock Crystal 2013, Important Books

ISBN-13: 9788087830482

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Rock Crystal 2012, Pushkin Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781908968319

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Rock Crystal 2008, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590172858

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