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At first they thought Konrad’s absentmindedness was due to his drinking. For years, he had been a benign parasite on the Koch family. But when their villa burns down because of Konrad’s forgetfulness, Elvira Senn, matriarch of the Koch family, puts him on a strict regime. No longer allowed his daily tipple, Konrad recovers and even falls in love. But then his condition deteriorates, and Alzheimer’s takes hold. As he loses his present, he regains his distant past, and this is what Elvira fears the most. As they wait for him to rewind to the crucial moment, his life is in danger from far more than a debilitating disease.

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Translated from the German by Sandra Harper.

The moving story of a man drawn back into his past by an illness that robs him of his grasp of the present.

Konrad Lang, a man in his sixties, is haunted by images of his early childhood, and he cannot remember his immediate past. Memory tugs him back to the villa of his adoptive "family," the Kochs. Konrad grew up with Thomas Koch, rich and spoiled heir to the family's fortune. Konrad was Thomas's playmate and in due course became the family's whipping-boy and now the Kochs don't want to know -- except for Elvira Senn, the all-powerful matriarch, who has reason to be worried by Konrad's lucid spells, and then Simone, the newcomer to the family, who takes pity on Konrad and threatens to uncover secrets the family would like to see hidden forever.

Martin Suter was born in Zürich in 1948 and now lives in Spain and Guatemala.

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In this gripping psychological thriller, Alzheimer?s, the disease that turns those closest to the sufferer into total strangers, takes hold of Konrad. The story depicts a man with a void in his soul whose only salvation lies buried deep within him.

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. At first, they put Konrad s absentmindedness down to an immoderate fondness for alcohol. For years he had been a benign parasite on the Koch family, first as the childhood playmate of Thomas, heir to the Koch family fortune, later as caretaker of the Koch family holiday villa on Corfu. And they, in their turn, had used him as the mood took them. But when the villa burns down because of Konrad s forgetfulness, Elvira Senn, the matriarch of the Koch family, puts him on a strict regime. No longer allowed his daily tipple, Konrad recovers and even falls in love again. But then his condition deteriorates. He can t find his way out of the supermarket, let alone his way home. Soon Konrad doesn t even recognise his new lover. Alzheimer s has taken hold. As Konrad loses his present he regains his distant past, and this is what Elvira fears the most. As they watch and wait for him to rewind to the crucial moment, his life is in danger from far more than the debilitating disease.A gripping psychological thriller, Small World depicts a man with a void in his soul whose only salvation lies buried deep within himself. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099449126

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