A sideways view of "coming of age," "Rapids" is the story of a young man who moves to a strange city and finds himself lost in its warren of streets and squares. He is looking for his own identity--personal, political, sexual. A series of encounters culminates with his meeting Anja: a strong, older woman, stuck in a relationship with another man she cannot bring herself to leave. Anja proves to be an anchor for the young man, but their relationship must remain a secret--and when that secret finally comes to light, their troubles are just beginning.
Author: Patrick Boltshauser, Hisaki Matsuura
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.80d
About the Author
Patrick Boltshauser was born in 1971 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and grew up in Schaan, Liechtenstein. After high school he went to the University of Bern to study biology. During this time he began to work for several theater groups as an actor, director, and playwright. In 1996 he completed his diploma in behavioral ecology. Since 1996, several of his plays have been performed in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Poland. Rapids is his first novel.