Desembers | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
When the day offers only a brief moment for reading, a short story by Petra Müller is always a good choice.
She narrates at a lively pace. Honestly and plainly. As a writer she holds you in the palm of her hand and does not release you for a moment. She illuminates each story for you so that you do not stumble over a single sentence. And you will believe every word you read, because you will be reading about yourself. As with all the best writers through the centuries, she concerns herself with the ordinary sorrows, underhand dealings, whims, loves, desires and peculiarities that are common to us all. In this collection she draws all these together and keeps them together with a fine balance between detail and feeling.
This selection, hand-picked by Rachelle Greeff, is a good representation of her first stories from the area where she grew up, the Rûens, stories about her ancestors, the town and her travels, her interest in outsider figures and the stories that are almost fairy tales. Allow yourself the time to become lost in the timeless tales that are captured in Desembers. Petra Müller’s unique body of work belongs on the shelf of all lovers of short stories.