Tasting Sunlight

Paperback edition released 23/06/2022

by Ewald Arenz

Translated Fiction Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama Literary Fiction Sagas

Tasting Sunlight Synopsis

An anorexic teenager escapes from a clinic and forms an unlikely friendship with a farmer. The two damaged women slowly heal as they work the land, in an achingly beautiful debut.

Teenager Sally has just run away from a clinic where she to be treated for anorexia. She's furious with everything and everyone, and wants to be left in peace.

Liss is in her forties, living alone on a large farm that she runs single-handedly. She has little contact with the outside world, and no need for other people.

From their first meeting, Sally realises that Liss isn't like other adults; she expects nothing of Sally and simply accepts who she is, offering her a bed for the night with no questions asked.

That night becomes weeks and then months, as an unlikely friendship develops and these two damaged women slowly open up - connecting to each other, reconnecting with themselves, and facing the darkness in their pasts through their shared work on the land.

Achingly beautiful, profound, invigorating and uplifting, Tasting Sunlight is a story of friendship across generations, of love and acceptance, of the power of nature to heal and transform, and the goodness that surrounds us, if only we take time to see it... 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781914585142
Publication date: 23rd June 2022
Author: Ewald Arenz
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 276 pages
Primary Genre Translated Fiction
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Ewald Arenz Press Reviews

‘Ewald Arenz has, in the most exquisite way possible, showed how two wounded souls can heal one another … a triumph’ Peter Etzel, Nurnberger Zeitung

‘Powerful, original and engaging. I loved it’ Susie Boyt

‘Sometimes less is more. Tasting Sunlight is breathtakingly beautiful’ Louise Beech

‘Raw and tender, brutal and gentle, striking and perceptive all at once’ Doppelpunkt

‘Nothing and yet everything happens in this story. The simple minutiae of everyday life becomes intricate and essential: rituals that connect one woman to the land and her heritage, and show a lost, younger one a different truth. Moving, heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting’ Carol Lovekin

‘A simply wonderful, heartwarming read…’ Fiona Sharp, Bookseller

‘It’s rare for a friendship between women to be written with such enchanting, impressive honesty. And by a man. Bravo!’ Stadtmagazine

‘A book full of empathy. This beautiful book is written without shallowness or trite answers and it touched my soul’ Live & Deadly

‘Tasting Sunlight is the perfect story for our time. It is uplifting and healing … Truly exceptional, a novel with heart and with characters and setting that are alluring, beautifully created and totally enchanting’ Anne Cater

‘A very special story that will leave no one untouched … the author’s love of nature shines through’ Bilt

‘A stupendous debut. A triumph. Don’t miss it’ Louisa Treger

‘It reminded me of reading Sally Rooney’s Normal People. It takes a writer of immeasurable talent to make you feel that intensely, merely by evoking ripening late summer fruit and the sound of rain on dusty ground’ Elizabeth Haynes

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