Franz Hohler's endearing tales delight readers and audiences of all ages. This book includes some of the most famous stories and sketches in English translation. Perceptive of human nature and touched by the many absurdities of our everyday lives, his stories are full of surprises, some bizarre, some touching and others dead-on-realistic. Social criticism lingers with the profound. This is storytelling at its best - with wit, compassion and integrity.
Franz Hohler is one of Switzerland's most popular and respected writers and performers. He has received some of the most significant literary prizes in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. He lives in Zurich.
At Home; My Mother's Father; The Tragic Centipede; Alternatours; Conditions for Taking Nourishment; The Monkey and the Crocodile; The Pet; The Goddess; The Deception; The Clean-Up; The Farm Hand; The Open Refrigerator; The Recapture; The Creation; The Cross-Country Skier; The Whitsun Sparrow; The Name Change; Kosovo, Yes; Intermission; The Salesman and the Moose; The Wild Chase on the Oberalp; The Caravan; The Gateau; Discount Offer; Accidents; The Execution; Destination Selzach; The Motorway Mystery; The Daily Death; The Contrabass Player; The End of the World; Coupons; A Song about Cheese; The Dying Man; In Another Country; Visiting Ancestors; The Mailbox; About Franz Hohler; Credits, permissions and translators; Acknowledgements; About Bergli Books