Voting Day
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Seitenanzahl: 112
Abbildungen: 6
Format: 21.5 x 14.5 cm
Gebundene Ausgabe
ISBN: 978-2-9701445-0-2
Erscheinungsdatum: 08.03.2021

On a cold, damp Sunday in February 1959, the men of Switzerland decide whether to grant women the right to vote. But what about Swiss women on that day?

Vreni is a hardworking farmer’s wife with grown-up children and abandoned dreams. Her daughter Margrit seems to have found success as an office girl in Bern but suddenly finds herself trapped in a difficult situation. Esther, a Yenish woman who was taken from her family as a child, works as a hospital cleaner. Now that her own son Ruedi has been taken into care, the future looks bleak. Esther’s boss Beatrice has made a good career as the hospital administrator. She dreads the prospect of a no vote after putting her heart and soul into the yes campaign. A compelling story of four unforgettable characters whose paths are connected on this voting day by the fate of a ten-year-old foster child.

“In this very realistic story of four women in 1950s Switzerland, Clare O’Dea gives us an understanding of Swiss history from a rather different angle.”

Ruth Metzler-Arnold, former Swiss Federal Councillor


Format 21.5 x 14.5 cm
Gebundene Ausgabe
ISBN: 978-2-9701445-0-2
Erscheinungsdatum 08.03.2021

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Clare O’Dea worked as a journalist for ten years at the Swiss Broadcasting Company ( before publishing her first book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths with Bergli Books. Originally from Dublin, she is now a dual Swiss-Irish national and has lived in Fribourg since 2003. Voting Day is her first novel.