Susan Tepper

Kitty is in her late thirties when she leaves her unhappy marriage and American homeland behind to settle abroad in Germany where she stays for a period of two years.  Here she meets the brilliantly eccentric German physicist she refers to as M.  He is passionate about many things, including the making and flying of beautiful silk kites.  The two begin a love affair.  Told in flashback, after Kitty’s return to the states, each of these interlocking flash-fiction stories weaves an element of their love relationship into a gift or item he sends her almost daily through the mail.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has called From the Umberplatzen “..a brilliant mosaic of a novel.”      

 

Advance Praise 

The stories in Susan Tepper’s “From the Umberplatzen” will haunt you. They are short, sharp, and ruthless in their tender investigations of memory and loss. — Steve Almond, author of God Bless America

Susan Tepper knows extraordinary things about love, about its delicate negotiations and its quiet ravishments. She also is a master of the short short story form who has assembled forty eight stunning, small-scale stories into a brilliant mosaic of a novel. From the Umberplatzen is a dazzling artistic accomplishment. — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from aStrange Mountain

This is a perceptive love story. — Simon Perchik, author of Hands Collected

Wilderness House Press

 Signed copies direct from the author www.susantepper.com  Also available at all booksellers

ISBN 978 0 9827115 4 5

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