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Tierra del Fuego

The true, world-spanning story of an extraordinary book


Two men, two centuries - bound together by one extraordinary book. Thomas Bridges, the author, grows up as the foster son of a British missionary at the end of the world, in Tierra del Fuego, among the children of the ...


Louis

or The Ride on the Ocean Turtle

"You're a damned liar!" Just as Louis de Montesanto is about to start his lecture in front of the venerable Royal Geographical Society, a heckler exposes him as a charlatan. The small man with the massive head was born in a small Swiss mountain village in 1849 under the name of Hans Roth, and ...

Rights sold: Serbia

The Judge

Judith S is a woman of 46. She has striking red hair that she wears loose; she lives alone and has no children. Judith is a judge - an excellent judge, soon to be promoted, but that doesn't bring her any closer to her colleagues. Her parents died several years ago. On ...


How To Live Your Life

If you happen to be young and male, chances are that you may be one of life's observers, one of those people who sit on the sidelines and let life pass them by. At least you may well be if you belong to the generation that doesn't really know how to live. If, in short, you have always been left to ...
Rights sold: The Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia, English World Rights, Serbia

A Love Out of Nothing

Ultimately, this is the story of a father and daughter. Barbara Honigmann describes her childhood in East Berlin, the perpetual travelling back and forth between her separated parents, and why she turned her back on the GDR and moved to Paris.

Berlin, Weimar, Paris: just place names and ...


Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

Vienna, 1910: Carl Haffner is playing the great Emanuel Lasker for the title of world chess champion. It is a seemingly impossible task, for Lasker has already held the title for 16 years, and Haffner is a highly unlikely challenger--brilliant and gifted, but also shy, sickly, and perversely ...
Rights sold: UK, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic

Story of a Child

'It's so hard to live in so many worlds at once. Nothing really seems to fit. I often wonder if you feel the same.' In the title story, a young Jewish woman born in post-war Germany recounts her story in epistolary form. She conjures up the times spent with her boyfriend Joseph, reflects on their ...
Rights sold: Taiwan

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 ...


Death of a Homeland

Germany forgets its history - and a family at the pinnacle of power threatens to shatter as a result

Tilde Ahrens, who narrowly survived the Second World War, is dying. Shortly before her death, she asks her favorite granddaughter Hanna to keep the family together. This ...