The Master Butchers Singing Club
Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a... show more
Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family—which includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New—in the person of Delphine Watzka—the great adventure of Fidelis's life begins. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life, and the trajectory of this brilliant novel.
Publish date: July 5th 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
so kommt diese Geschichte daher von Fidelis Waldvogel, seiner Frau Eva und Delphine Watzka. Es ist keine klassische Liebesgeschichte, kein schnöder Roman, es ist das Leben. Und das wird hier so sensibel beschrieben, dass es mir die Tränen in die Augen getrieben hat bis ich laut aufschluchzen musste....
Fidelis, a German veteran of the First World War, emigrates to the United States where he sets up a butcher's shop in North Dakota and becomes involved with Delphine, the daughter of the town drunk. In the process both of them have to divest themselves of other relationships and entanglements. It's ...
The novel is book-ended by WWI and WWII. It is a mystery with many twists and turns, but underneath the varied themes it feels as if it is mainly about love and romance, in all its varieties, and war, in its many phases.Arriving home to Germany, after World War I, after three years of acting as a sn...
Auf Seite 133 abgebrochen."Der Club der singenden Metzger" war mein erstes Buch von Louise Erdrich und wird wohl auch mein letztes Buch von der Autorin sein. Ihr Name war mir ein wenig ein Begriff, daher hatte ich mich gefreut, als mir meine Schwester das Buch ausgeliehen hatte.Allerdings muss ich n...
I've enjoyed Erdrich's short stories for a long time. Reading this novel, it occurred to me that each chapter reads almost as a short story itself; the chapters are related, and follow chronologically, but could also stand alone.An enjoyable read.