PETRA DURST-BENNING: I LIKE TO LAUGH, TO LOVE AND TO LIVE
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Petra Durst-Benning’s English language debut is amazing. Her Novel The Glassblower reached Top 3 in Amazon’s best selling ranks just week before it’s official premiere, set for November 1. The readers gave very positive opinions for the book (av. 4.4 stars from 565 reviews). Petra will be our special guest just a day before the official release.
– Your last book The Glassblower is an English language debut for you. Tell us more about the novel?
– It is a story about three sisters who have to deal with life on their own, after their father’s sudden death. They live in a little German village high up in the mountains, it is calles Lauscha. There people have lived for hundreds of years from the art of blowing glass. They made glasses, glass pearls, glass animals and other things out of glass.
The problem is: Only men are allowed to blow glass. The woman traditionally decorated or painted it. So … after the death of their father my three sisters – Johanna, Marie and Ruth – were practically penniless. In order to survive they had to break the age-old privilege of men …
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