Meike Ziervogel/Writer


Published April 2019

‘By turns beguiling and unsettling, Flotsam examines grief and loss through the eyes of an extraordinary child.’ Rachel Seiffert

Trine and her mother live in a cottage on the German coast. The mudflats that surround them disappear and reappear with the North Sea tides. The family leads a lonely existence, but each person has adapted in their own way. Anna roams the beaches collecting flotsam and jetsam to make art, while Trine loves playing on a wartime shipwreck. That is, until she loses her brother.

In her taut style, Meike Ziervogel tells a coming-of-age story from 1950s Germany – a place still haunted by war. A place where people pretend not to notice the ghosts.

 128pp - £8.99 - ISBN: 9781784631789

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