Original Title: Sweet about me
Hardcover with jacket,
12.5 x 20.0 cm,
4.9 x 7.9 Inches
€ 16.99 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 24.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Knaus
Date of publication:
February 27, 2012
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A bitter-sweet, tragicomical novel about a world falling apart
When the music journalist, a man barely equipped to deal with the demands of life, meets his true love Betty, it marks the beginning of a family life that can't be more normal. The worst problems he has are with his daughter Maya and her commercial taste in music and her passion for nature protection. And yet … neither can the occasional jibe about his oversensitivity or his clumsiness be ignored.
On the first day of autumn half-term, apparently out of the blue, things come to a head. After a quarrel, Maya rushes out of the holiday cottage and is killed in a car accident. At this, the narrator's world goes completely out of joint …
Dietmar Sous describes here in his inimitably laconic way and enriched with a lot of music how an intact world falls apart, and he gives us a tragicomic view of the abysses of a petty bourgeois life.
"Dietmar Sous is irretrievably crazy about the power music has to enchant."
Peter Henning, taz
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