1st edition 2018
104 pages
Softcover, 13 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-943324-85-3
published 3/2019
EUR 14,95 inkl. Mwst.

Karin Irshaid

The Wedding Feast

The story begins seductively: A woman cooks an Arabic meal with several courses. In a monologue that is interwoven with highly sensual descriptions of the preparation of the food, it unfolds a complex network of relationships on different narrative levels.

Stories are told that are related to concrete political events. The topics are as old as they are current: expulsion from homeland, loss of family, or of life, the difficulties of a new beginning, weddings which create connections, and reconciliation.

The story was completed before the recent political developments, but the title “ The Wedding Feast” and the description of the individual courses of the meal already suggest a reconciliation round the big table.

(Translated into English by Paul Crichton and Christl Kiener)