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Hannes

Two young men, friends since early child-hood, speed away on their trip into life. Until the accident. Uli believes fiercely that Hannes will awake from his coma, soon. He visits him daily, even though his community service at the "Bird's Nest", a mental health clinic, is ...

Rights sold: France, Italy, The Netherlands, Israel, Korea

Who We Are

"STOP STARING AT THE MURDERERS!

Stop asking over and over how evil comes into the world. It has always been here. Let go of Hitler, be pitiless and deny the perpetrators their dark glory. Despise them.

Over here! Look at these people, face the real mystery:

HOW DOES ...


The Inmates

Four inmates of the St. Ägidius mental home revitalize their institution's finances and then float it on the stock market. What can you expect, after all, from three former top executives and a former executive PA?

An ex-financial director, Dr. Wilhelm Löhring is ...


The Inheritance

"I was always alone. With my mother. My mother was always alone. With me. My mother lived for me and destroyed her life. But not mine. Someone else did that."


As a child, Wolf slept during the day and was awake at night. He was only allowed to leave their apartment if ...


The German Passion for Pasta Salad and Other Strange Stories

24 short stories

Rafik Schami has been living in Germany for almost 40 years now, but he has not lost his marvelling and critical look at German everyday life. In his inimitable charming way he writes about the Germans and their linguistical quirks, is astonished about the unshakeable consistency with which ...

Rights sold: Italy

Swimming

Swimming is a special art. It is not only a sport or a way to stay afloat; it is also the most immediate experience of water and its variability. John von Düffel, author and long-distance swimmer, accounts for the various contacts of a swimmer with his element, of his exposedness, his ...


Flying Sparks

a novel

"We're all just flying sparks, Curly, for the brief moment we call life."

Elvira wasn't even seventeen when she had her first child, and eighteen when she had her second. The father has long since returned to Jamaica by the time she gives birth to Curly, her ...


Together Can be Even Harder

There are new adventures in store for the likeable gang of senior squatters. Rosa (71), Konrad (72) and Leo (73) live in a dilapidated old villa, along with the money they have acquired by underhand means - money they intend to launder through a variety of fanciful ventures. When granddaughter ...

Volume: 2

Your Lives, Live them all

Women like us - momentarily off the rails

Who in the world started the rumor that once you reached middle age you've arrived at the middle of yourself? Ellen counters her patients' personal abysses with increasingly better prescriptions, but her own problems turn into quicksand ...


Don’t Forget a Single Word

Three eras, three women, three fates
Set in the Silesian town of Gleiwitz, the stories of Martha, Maria, and Magda trace the history of this border region: following the Germans, Poles, and Czechs, Christians and Jews, who loved and hated each other, were expelled and whose ...

Reality Show

Prime-time tension

Christmas Eve: The most influential people in Germany are locked in their homes - and their hostage-taking is broadcasted live. The show master steps in front of the camera and explains the rules: "Of course, the people elect their government, but the power has ...


Three Women, Four Lives

The sequel of the SPIEGEL bestseller Three Women at the Lake

"What's the deal with these letters?"
"They're the invitations for Julie, Alexandra and Friederike to come to the lake for Pentecost weekend…"
A deep rift separated the three childhood friends for years. It ...

Rights sold: Italy (TEA/TRE60)
Volume: 2